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NOAA Awards Funds to Analyze Coast and Set Ecosystem Goals in South Florida

Scientists and other stakeholders with an interest in the ecological health of the South Florida coast have been awarded $493,000 as part of an anticipated three year, $1.47 million grant from NOAA. Funding given to the multi-agency Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting for South Florida (MARES) cooperative partnership will be used to develop ecosystem models and define ecosystem goals needed to ensure long-term sustainability of the coast.

The project brings together resources managers, social scientists, economists and the public to work on defining quantitative water quality and other ecosystem goals and developing indicators and other tools to assist in managing toward these goals.

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