Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Regional Projects

These projects are generally funded through our federal partners, are often large in scope, and can often cover broad areas.

Geospatial Assessment of Marine Ecosystems (GAME)

The goals of this project are to identify, inventory, and catalog existing data sets and information related to coastal and marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico, both in U.S. and Mexican waters. This is in support of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Governors' Action Plan.

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality

Data is an important part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Protection Program. There are three monitoring projects: Water Quality, Seagrass and Coral Reef Monitoring. The data collected by each of these programs are presented in both raw and synthesized form. Raw data are presented as Excel spreadsheets (located in each program area), while synthesized and reformatted data are presented as 'User Friendly,' ESRI shapefiles, and Google Earth KMZ files (below).

South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Digital Dashboard

The SAFMC Digital Dashboard provides an interface to explore the marine and fishery resources of the South Atlantic Bight. Users can easily access a variety of web mapping applications and GIS data compiled for the region.

FWC Facts:
Seagrass blades slow water flow, allowing suspended material to settle to the bottom, which increases water clarity.

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