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Title: High Resolution Mapping of the Intertidal and Shallow Subtidal Shores in Kachemak Bay

Project Year and Number: 2003: 030556

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2004: 040556, 2002: 02556

Principal Investigator (PI): Scott Pegau, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Kachemak Bay/Lower Cook Inlet

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Intertidal Organisms , Subtidal Organisms

Abstract: This is a continuation of the field mapping project started in FY 02 (Project 02556). Funds in FY 04 will complete the field mapping and begin building a database of the geomorphology and physical attributes of shallow subtidal and intertidal habitats for the greater Kachemak Bay/Lower Cook Inlet area. We regard this as the foundation for developing a monitoring program to detect changes in nearshore communities resulting from shifts in watershed and marine processes. Other map tools, such as the NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) and the Shore-zone Classification, were developed for oil spill response planning and do not contain the data necessary for resolving small spatial scale features of the shoreline needed in ecological studies where biophysical linkages often occur at scales of less than one meter.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Fields of Expertise Geology
Management & Policy
Physical/Chemical Oceanography
Technological Methods Geographic information systems/Mapping
Professional Activity Data Management
Data Synthesis/Visualization
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore

Proposal: View PDF (110 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2003

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2003

Annual Report: 2003: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 208

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2004: 040556 View (PDF) 2004: Not Applicable
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2002: 02556 View (PDF) 2002: Not Applicable
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us See Project 040556