Priorities for Managing Ecosystem Data
Over the years there has been much information and scientific research on coastal environments. In order for managers and policy makers to tap into the knowledge gained from this research, a natural resource data portal and information system is necessary to develop sound recommendation for managing valued coastal resources.
- Develop regional data systems that contain environmental and economic data
- Establish strategic partnerships to fill environmental and ecological data gaps
- Provide ecosystem decision-support tools to address priority issues within the Gulf