2008 LOICZ Newsletter Highlights National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment
The Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Project (LOICZ; http://www.loicz.org) highlighted NCCOS’s 2007 National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment (NEEA) report in their April 2008 newsletter, and listed an assessment method developed for that report on their website as a tool to improve ecological understanding of the coastal zone by relating biological processes to material fluxes.
The NEEA method includes a description of a type of classification system developed using an LOICZ tool called DISCO (Deluxe Integrated System for Clustering Operations.
The NEEA assessment method (also called ASSETS) is listed on the LOICZ site as part of the nutrient budget tools. LOICZ is made up of scientists from across the globe and aims to provide science that contributes toward understanding the Earth system in order to inform, educate, and contribute to the sustainability of the world’s coastal zone.