Spatial Prioritization Widget: A Tool to Identify Mapping Priorities

The Spatial Prioritization Widget is a tool to gather mapping priorities from stakeholders in a study area. This customizable tool can be configured to identify not only the desired locations and the temporal priorities of the respondents, but also their rationales to justify these decisions or the type of mapping products they need. The data can be further analyzed to identify of patterns high priority mapping hotspots.
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Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring System

Harmful algal blooms (HABs), sometimes known as "red tide", occur when certain kinds of algae grow very quickly, forming patches, or "blooms", in the water. These blooms can emit powerful toxins which endanger human and animal health. NCCOS conducts and funds research that helps communities protect the public and combat blooms in cost-effective ways, and we are breaking new ground in the science of stopping blooms before they occur.
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Wave Exposure Model (WEMo)

NCCOS scientists have developed an easy-to-use numerical wave exposure model (WEMo) that uses linear wave theory to calculate actual wave height and derived wave energy while taking into consideration wind generation and local water depth characteristics such as shoaling and dissipation from breaking waves. WEMo also provides predictions of seafloor sediment movement.
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Vibrio Predictive Models

By combining state of the art hydrodynamic models with specific algorithms for Vibrio (a foodborne bacteria that causes gastroenteritis or worse), we can provide early warning of these potential coastal hazards.

 Aquaculture application: Models have been assembled to predict safe harvest of shellfish around the nation. Knowing where and when to expect elevated concentrations of Vibrio, and environmental conditions that promote rapid growth can inform both management and individual grower harvest decision making.

Contributing Partners: NCCOS

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