Portland Maine Working Waterways Symposium

PORTLAND, ME – Active waterfronts fuel coastal economies from Maine to Alaska, but demographic and financial changes threaten to transform America’s working shorelines. On Thursday, September 30, US Representative Chellie Pingree will charge working waterfront advocates with creating a national strategy for protecting and enhancing access for fishing, boating, and marine industries as part of…

Historical Analysis of Southwest Florida Waterways

The historical analysis provides cartographic evidence of predevelopment conditions and traces waterway development over the last century. This evaluation of change serves as a fundamental guide to coastal communities in formulating management policies and programs. Two examples of benefits provided by the analysis include the documentation of dredging history for residential waterways, access channels and…

Regional Collaborations

Many of the issues affecting coastal residents and marine ecosystems are regional in scope, crossing the borders of many states. In the southeastern USA, examples of major regional issues include: protecting coastal communities from hurricanes; understanding the risk of sea-level rise and developing effective adaptation strategies; predicting the occurrence and impacts of harmful algal blooms;…