Please note: You are viewing the unstyled version of this website. Either your browser does not support CSS (cascading style sheets) or it has been disabled. Skip navigation.

Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

  Email    Print  PDF  Change text to small (default) Change text to medium Change text to large

Estuarine and coastal processes, whether physical, chemical, or biological, are especially complex due in large part to the susceptibility of estuarine and coastal waters to forcing by adjacent marine, terrestrial, and meteorological systems. At the same time it is those waters that lie in the immediate vicinity of the coast -- coastal ponds, estuarines and embayments -- that are most impacted by society's commercial, recreational, and residential activities. Other threats to coastal communities include sea-level rise, conflicts between private ownership of the coast and public access, and recreational demands of the increasing coastal population (boating, fishing, shellfishing, beaches). Research supported within this theme is often multidisciplinary and directly interfaces with the management community that must make regulatory decisions on the proper stewardship of coastal ecosystems.

2012-2014 Projects


2010-2012 Projects


2008-2010 Projects


2006-2008 Projects


2004-2006 Projects


2002-2004 Projects


2000-2002 Projects


1998-2000 Projects


1996-1998 Projects


1994-1996 Projects


2014-2016 Projects



Last updated: March 17, 2014
 


Woods Hole Sea Grant • 193 Oyster Pond Road, MS#2, Woods Hole, MA 02543 • (508) 289-2665 • seagrant@whoi.edu
Copyright ©2011 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, All Rights Reserved, Privacy Policy.
Problems or questions about the site, please contact webdev@whoi.edu
Site Map | National Sea Grant | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
WHOI Facebook WHOI You TubeWHOI Twitter