Using Benthic Habitat Data for Ecosystem-Based Management

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This short webinar provides a brief overview of what benthic habitats are and why they are critical to the economic and environmental health of the coast. The case study profiles an effort in California’s Humboldt Bay and Eel River estuary that helped catalyze restoration efforts and create new partnerships.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use benthic data to address various coastal management needs
  • Discover how the geospatial services contract from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management can be used to fill data gaps


Susan Schlosser, California Sea Grant
Mark Finkbeiner, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Recorded August 3, 2011