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Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) Northeast

Description:  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas oversees the management of Florida's 41 aquatic preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), one National Marine Sanctuary and the Coral Reef Conservation Program. These protected areas comprise more than 4 million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands in Florida.

Web Site:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/

Registered Monitoring Programs:
Florida DEP CAMA NE: Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve
Florida DEP CAMA, NE: Guana Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve / Aquatic Preserve
Florida DEP CAMA, NE: Nassau River-St. Johns River Marshes -Fort Clinch State Park Aquatic Preserve

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA): Southeast

Description:  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas oversees the management of Florida's 41 aquatic preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), one National Marine Sanctuary and the Coral Reef Conservation Program. These protected areas comprise more than 4 million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands in Florida.

Web Site:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/

Registered Monitoring Programs:  Florida DEP CAMA, SE: North Fork, St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA): Southern portion of FL

Description:  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas oversees the management of Florida's 41 aquatic preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), one National Marine Sanctuary and the Coral Reef Conservation Program. These protected areas comprise more than 4 million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands in Florida.

Web Site:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/

Registered Monitoring Programs:
Florida DEP CAMA: Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve
Florida DEP CAMA: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Monitoring Program

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Northeast District

Description:  Covering twenty counties, the Northeast District encompasses the largest land mass of any department regulatory district and includes portions of the Atlantic coastal plain together with counties bordering the Gulf of Mexico and State of Georgia. The natural and ecological value of the Northeast is reflected in its diversity, the district has more rivers than any other including the St. Johns, Nassau, Tolomato and historic Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers.

Web Site:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/northeast/

Registered Monitoring Programs:
Florida DEP Integrated Water Resource Monitoring Network
Florida DEP Integrated Water Resource Monitoring Network: Duval Tributary Watch
Florida DEP Integrated Water Resource Monitoring Network: St. Johns River

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Florida International University: Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Description:  The Southeast Environmental Research Center, operated through and located on the main campus of Florida International University, is composed of faculty, research associates, students and technicians from a variety of disciplines who work together on environmental research efforts in the Southeastern United States and the neotropics. SERC was founded in 1993 in response to a growing regional need for scientific investigations in threatened environments of South Florida. Research programs developed in Biscayne National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, Florida Bay, the Florida Keys and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary have been instrumental in providing a basis for management decisions for sustaining these fragile resources.

Web Site:  http://serc.fiu.edu/

Registered Monitoring Programs:
FIU SERC Water Quality Monitoring Network: Florida Bay (S. FL Water Mgmt. District)
FIU SERC Water Quality Monitoring Network: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS)

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Florida Water Management Districts: South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)

Description:  To assess water quality within 16 South Florida counties, the South Florida Water Management District monitors surface water in a variety of locations, including canals, pumping stations, agricultural discharges, and many other types of aquatic environments. The District also monitors sediments and fish for a variety of pollutants, including nutrients, trace metals and pesticides, which can be conveyed by water. While the District conducts most sample collection and analyses, other government agencies assist in water quality sampling in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park and Biscayne Bay. Some state, federal, and private laboratories also assist with water quality analyses.

Web Site:  https://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page?_pageid=2754,19862620&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Registered Monitoring Programs:  Florida's South Florida Water Management District ( SFWMD) Biscayne Bay Project (BISC)

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Florida Water Management Districts: St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD)

Description:  Florida is divided into five water management districts to preserve and manage Florida’s precious water resources. The St. Johns River Water Management District is responsible for managing groundwater and surface water supplies in all or part of 18 counties in northeast and east-central Florida. About 700 dedicated staff are employed by the District at offices in Palatka, Jacksonville, Altamonte Springs and Palm Bay. Duties of the District include * Issuing permits that regulate water withdrawals and limiting how various activities, such as construction, can impact water resources * Buying land to preserve or restore vital wetlands and water resources * Conducting research about the quality and quantity of groundwater and surface water resources * Mapping groundwater and surface water resources * Conducting outreach and public education programs

Web Site:  http://www.sjrwmd.com

Registered Monitoring Programs:  FL St. Johns River Water Management District: Surface Water Quality Monitoring

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Florida: City of Jacksonville

Description:  As a rapidly growing municipality, Jacksonville is recognized as a national leader in managing development. Peyton formed a growth management task force in 2005 and is now focused on the committee's research and planning recommendations, which form a vision for the next 25 years. The overall strategy involves balancing commercial and residential development with transit and infrastructure capacity and the preservation of green space. Two bikers travel through the Rails to Trails preservation park.One of Jacksonville's many natural assets is one of the largest urban park systems in the country. The active and passive parks and preservation lands are a key part of Jacksonville's quality of life. So are the miles of beaches and waterways, a major symphony orchestra, a sports and entertainment complex downtown and a myriad of special events that this sports-loving city hosts each year. The home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, the city welcomed its first Super Bowl in 2005. With a growing population, a strong economy, diverse cultural and recreational opportunities and abundant natural resources, Jacksonville continues to distinguish itself as one of the nation's most dynamic and progressive cities.

Web Site:  http://www.coj.net/default.htm

Registered Monitoring Programs:  Florida: Jacksonville: Surface Water Quality: Timucuan Preserve (NPS)

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Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (GCE LTER)

Description:  The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research site (GCE) was established by the National Science Foundation in 2000. The study domain encompasses three adjacent sounds (Altamaha, Doboy, Sapelo) on the coast of Georgia, U.S.A., and includes upland (mainland, barrier islands, marsh hammocks), intertidal (fresh, brackish and salt marsh) and submerged (river, estuary, continental shelf) habitats.

Web Site:  http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/

Duration:  05/01/2000 to present  (as of 03/03/2009)

Registered Monitoring Programs:
GCE LTER Climate Monitoring
GCE LTER Continuous Salinity, Temperature and Water Level Monitoring
GCE LTER Water Quality Monitoring

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Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Georgia Coastal Resources Division

National Atmospheric Deposition Program

Description:  In 1977, U.S. State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES) organized a project, later titled the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP), to measure atmospheric deposition and study its effects on the environment. Sites in the NADP precipitation chemistry network began operations in 1978 with the goal of providing data on the amounts, trends, and geographic distributions of acids, nutrients, and base cations in precipitation. The network grew rapidly in the early 1980s. Much of this expansion was funded by the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP), established in 1981 to improve understanding of the causes and effects of acidic precipitation. Reflecting the federal NAPAP role in the NADP, the network name was changed to NADP National Trends Network (NTN). Today, the NADP is SAES National Research Support Project - 3. The NTN network currently has 250 sites.

Web Site:  http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/

Duration:  01/01/1978 to present  (as of 08/29/2012)

Registered Monitoring Programs:
Mercury Deposition Network
National Trends Network

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National Park Service: Southeast Coast Network (SECN)

Description:  The Southeast Coast Network (SECN) is one of 32 National Park Service (NPS) Networks established to implement an integrated monitoring program under the Natural Resource Challenge. The SECN contains twenty parks, seventeen of which contain significant and diverse natural resources. In total, SECN parks encompass more than 184,000 acres of federally-managed land across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The parks range in size from slightly more than 20 acres to nearly 60,000 acres and when considered with non-federal lands jointly managed with SECN parks the Network encompasses more than 253,000 acres. Data and information are the primary products of natural resource inventories and ecological monitoring. Data management systems and procedures have been developed by the National I&M Program and each of the 32 networks with the objective of ensuring data quality, security, longevity and availability. Comprehensive data management plans accompany network monitoring plans, which provide specific guidance on how data resulting from inventory and monitoring efforts will be acquired, processed, checked, analyzed, distributed, and archived. Well-designed and well-documented data management systems and procedures are particularly important for the success of long-term programs where the lifespan of a data set will extend across the careers of many scientists, and numerous changes in technology are to be expected.

Web Site:  http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/SECN/aboutus.cfm

Duration:  01/01/2006 to present  (as of 03/23/2009)

Registered Monitoring Programs:  National Park Service: Inventory & Monitoring Vital Signs Monitoring: Marine Water Quality Program

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NOAA Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research

Description:  NCCOS' Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR) has laboratories in Charleston, South Carolina and Oxford, Maryland. The Center conducts environmental research and develops diagnostic tools to measure coastal ecosystem health. Chemical, biomolecular, microbiological, ecological, toxicological and histological methods are developed and used in both laboratory and field studies to describe, evaluate, and predict the controlling factors and outcomes of natural and anthropogenic influences in marine and estuarine habitats.

Web Site:  http://www.chbr.noaa.gov/

Duration:  01/01/1978 to present  (as of 03/18/2009)

Registered Monitoring Programs:
NCCOS: Georgia Coastal Analysis Partnership
NCCOS: National Benthic Inventory Program

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NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

Description:  The National Estuarine Research Reserves System is a network of 27 areas representing different biogeographic regions of the United States that are protected for long-term research, water-quality monitoring, education and coastal stewardship. Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, the reserve system is a partnership program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the coastal states. NOAA provides funding, national guidance and technical assistance. Each reserve is managed on daily basis by a lead state agency or university, with input from local partners. Reserve staff work with local communities and regional groups to address natural resource management issues, such as non-point source pollution, habitat restoration and invasive species. Through integrated research and education, the reserves help communities develop strategies to deal successfully with these coastal resource issues. Reserves provide adult audiences with training on estuarine issues of concern in their local communities. They offer field classes for K-12 students and support teachers through professional development programs in marine education. Reserves also provide long-term water quality monitoring as well as opportunities for both scientists and graduate students to conduct research in a “living laboratory.”

Web Site:  http://nerrs.noaa.gov/

Duration:  01/01/1972 to present  (as of 10/25/2012)

Registered Monitoring Programs:
Ace Basin NERR Monitoring Program
Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR Monitoring Program
North Carolina NERR Monitoring Program
North Inlet Winyah Bay Monitoring Program
Sapelo Island NERR Monitoring Program

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NOAA National Weather Service

Description:  The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an Operating Unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

Web Site:  http://www.weather.gov/

Duration:  02/09/1870 to present  (as of 04/08/2011)

Registered Monitoring Programs:  NWS Cooperative Observer Program

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North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: Division of Environmental Health

Description:  The N.C. Division of Environmental Health is comprised of six sections: Environmental Health Services; Public Water Supply; Public Health Pest Management; Shellfish Sanitation; On-Site Wastewater and Radiation Protection. The division is also home to the Office of Education and Training, which provides centralized intern training for newly hired environmental health specialists working for the county health departments; certification for public water supply operators; and general training for staff. The office also oversees the authorization of all agents enforcing North Carolina health-related rules.

Web Site:  http://www.deh.enr.state.nc.us/

Registered Monitoring Programs:  North Carolina DENR: Recreational Water Quality and Shellfish Sanitation Monitoring

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North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: Division of Water Quality

Description:  The North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ) in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the agency responsible for statewide regulatory programs in groundwater and surface water protection.

Web Site:  http://h2o.enr.state.nc.us/

Registered Monitoring Programs:  North Carolina DENR: DWQ Ambient Monitoring System

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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Description:  The Office of Environmental Quality Control (EQC) is the environmental regulatory arm of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. EQC is responsible for the enforcement of federal and state environmental laws and regulations, and for the issuing of permits, licenses and certifications for activities which may affect the environment. EQC is composed of four program areas, each concerned with a specific aspect of environmental protection. The Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), is responsible for the enforcement of South Carolina's Coastal Zone Management Act. The goal of this legislation, enacted in 1977, is to protect South Carolina's coastal resources and promote responsible development. This is accomplished through a permitting and certification program that affects the eight coastal counties. OCRM has offices in Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Beaufort.

Web Site:  http://www.scdhec.net/environment/

Duration:  01/01/1973 to present  (as of 10/21/2009)

Registered Monitoring Programs:
South Carolina Ambient Surface Physical and Chemical Water Monitoring Network
South Carolina DHEC Beach Monitoring Program
South Carolina DHEC Shellfish Sanitation Program
South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program (SCECAP)

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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources: Marine Division

Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA)

Description:  SECOORA is a 501(c)3 membership non-profit which designs, implements, operates, and improves the provision of data, information, and products for marine and estuarine systems deemed necessary for common uses according to sound scientific practice. SECOORA serves the needs of users with measurements, telemetry, data management and communications, data analysis and modeling, and data visualization and publishing. SECOORA is one of eleven Regional Associations comprising the coastal component of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). The Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System (RCOOS) component of SECOORA aggregates ocean observations from a variety of data providers throughout the Southeast. Federal Observations Providers * National Data Buoy Center Moored Buoys and C-MAN Stations * National Water Level Observation Network * USGS Stream Gauge Network * USACOE Wave Data Sites * USACOE Field Research Facility Data Program Subregional and Local Observations Providers * Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System * Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program * FerryMon * Neuse River Remote Monitoring and Data Acquisition Project * Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System * South Atlantic Bight Synoptic Offshore Observational Network * West Florida Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System * Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System * East Florida Shelf Information System * Explorer of the Seas * SEAKEYS/C-MAN Project * South Florida Ocean Measurement Center * Florida Inshore Marine Monitoring and Assessment Program * National Estuarine Research Reserves

Web Site:  http://secoora.org

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U.S. Geological Survey

Description:  As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

Web Site:  http://www.usgs.gov/

Duration:  03/03/1879 to present  (as of 08/17/2012)

Registered Monitoring Programs:
USGS Water Resources of the United States: Ground Water
USGS Water Resources of the United States: Surface Water
USGS Water Resources of the United States: Water Quality

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University of Georgia Marine Extension Service: MAREX Marine Advisory Services

Description:  It is our goal to monitor water quality on each of Georgia's five major coastal rivers and make the data available through workshops and other programs to the public and those who make decisions concerning the rivers and streams in Georgia.

Web Site:  http://www.marex.uga.edu/advisory/WaterQuality.html

Registered Monitoring Programs:
University of Georgia's MAREX Altamaha River Monitoring Program
University of Georgia's MAREX Ogeechee River Monitoring Program
University of Georgia's MAREX Satilla River Monitoring Program

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University of North Carolina FerryMon

Description:  FerryMon stands for "Ferry Monitoring" program. We use the NC ferry transportation system to monitor and keep a "watch" on water quality. Please visit the Program page for details.

Web Site:  http://www.unc.edu/ims/paerllab/research/ferrymon/index.html

Registered Monitoring Programs:  University of NC Ferrymon

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