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Summary Report for Spatial Prioritization Seafloor Mapping for Washington’s Pacific Coast (Phase III and IV): Mapping and Modeling Support for Marine Spatial Planning

Author(s): Battista, T., Buja, K., and J. Christensen


Center Team: Biogeography

Name of Publisher: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS

Place of Publication: Silver Spring. MD

Publication Type: Workshop

Date of Publication: 2015

Reference Information: Washington state

Abstract: Summary: On May 14, 2015, NOAA conducted a Spatial Prioritization Planning Workshop (2) in collaboration with the State of Washington to support the State’s efforts to conduct marine spatial planning. This one day workshop was held at the Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA as part of NOAA’s technical support to the State to assist in spatially prioritizing seafloor mapping needs along the Pacific Coast of Washington. This Workshop and report represents the completion of Phase III and IV components of this effort that compliments the prior report submitted to Washington (December 1, 2014) summarizing Phase I and II. Two Offshore and three nearshore priority areas were identified through consensus and spatial prioritization exercise. Ecosystem Based Management, Living Resource Management, Coastal Inundation & Natural Coastal Hazards, “Other Regulatory”, Sediment Management, and Research were identified as the most important management issues for these areas of the fifteen possible selections.

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