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Science-Stakeholder Partnership Leads to Broad Use of Decision-Support Tool in Southwest Florida

Archeologists from the Florida Public Archeology Network conduct a site assessment at Fort Center after Hurricane Irma. Photo courtesy Sara Ayers-Rigsby Peter Sheng first applied in 2015 for funding to develop a tool designed to help managers better understand and predict the effects of sea level rise in Collier County. Though his application received a … Continue reading

Are you familiar with ACUNE? Consistent Communication Leads to Tool Adoption

Beaches are essential to the tourism economy of Southwest Florida. Sea level rise and increased storminess threaten their existence. Southwest Florida contains the largest area of tidally influenced public lands in the Gulf of Mexico and the fastest growing urban landscape in Florida. Both the human and naturally-occurring components of the ecosystem are under increasing … Continue reading

Expanded Observing System in Mobile Bay Reaches Over 7000 Users

Heading Out? You’ll see a new sign at the mouth of Mobile Bay connecting boaters and other visitors to (now known as ARCOS, The user-friendly, web-based portal serves observations updated every 30 minutes from the Alabama Real-time Coastal Observing System (ARCOS), and is a valuable source of real-time weather and water conditions for … Continue reading