RCAP Database | Natural Systems: NS-1

Develop a vital signs status and trends monitoring program for biological communities. Key parameters may include rate of sea-level rise; saltwater intrusion boundary and monitoring wells; landscape-level vegetation patterns; percent coral cover and condition in offshore reef zones; water temperature and pH in areas; and occurrence and range of invasive exotic plants and animal species.

Category: 
Planning Horizon: 
Immediate (0-2 years)
Potential Partners: 
WWS USGS FDEP, Ports, Utilities, Local Utilities
Potential Funding Sources: 
USEPA; NOAA; FDEP; SFWMD; ACADEMIC PARTNERS, Ports, Utilities
Estimated Resources Required: 
Interagency staffing To expand the program, multi-parameter instruments and personnel would be required.
Milestone Progress: 
Enhance existing investments by evaluating data sets against. For example, small scale coastal monitoring program water column near bottom for pH and temperature. Small scale monitoring of groundwater monitoring wells for saltwater intrusion indicator parameters: pH, temperature and chlorides.