Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Information for Coastal Management, Florida

David W. Fischer, Gregory W. Stone, James P. Morgan, Donald E. Henningsen



A basic problem confronting Florida's state and local agencies involved in coastal management bas been a lack of information for constructing a common coastal data base for planning, funding and coordinating state and local programs. This paper reports on a Florida-wide research project which developed an information base composed of comprehensive, yet integrated set of data designed for local as well as state government decision-making. A set of scientific data arrayed to facilitate decision-making via their display and interrelationships allows physical and land use attributes to be correllated. This paper provides a general overview of the approach employed and the types of data generated for barrier and mainland beaches in Florida.




Coastal Data Base; Coastal Demography; Coastal Geomorpholgy; Coastal Land Use; Coastal Recreation; Coastal Zone Management; Florida's Beaches; Nassau County; Storm Wave Susceptibility

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