NERRS North Inlet - Winyah Bay : Clambank

Latitude:   33.3339     Longitude:   -79.1930

Associated Investigators:

Dwayne Porter (NERRS-SWMP CDMO)  

Related Web Sites:

[NOAA-NERRS webpage]   [SWMP Data Office]  

Related Time Series:

[ Clambank (North Inlet - Winyah Bay) ]   [ Debidue Creek (North Inlet - Winyah Bay) ]   [ Oyster Landing (North Inlet - Winyah Bay) ]   [ Thousand Acre (North Inlet - Winyah Bay) ]   [ ACE Basin NERRS ]   [ Apalachicola NERRS ]   [ Chesapeake Bay MD NERRS ]   [ Chesapeake Bay VA NERRS ]   [ Delaware NERRS ]   [ Elkhorn Slough NERRS ]   [ Grand Bay NERRS ]   [ Great Bay NERRS ]   [ Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERRS ]   [ Jacques Cousteau NERRS ]   [ Kachemak Bay NERRS ]   [ Mission-Aransas NERRS ]   [ Narragansett Bay NERRS ]   [ North Carolina NERRS ]   [ North Inlet - Winyah Bay NERRS ]   [ Old Woman Creek NERRS ]   [ Padilla Bay NERRS ]   [ Puerto Rico NERRS ]   [ Rookery Bay NERRS ]   [ San Francisco Bay NERRS ]   [ Sapelo Island NERRS ]   [ South Slough NERRS ]   [ Tijuana River NERRS ]   [ Waquoit Bay NERRS ]   [ Weeks Bay NERRS ]   [ Wells NERRS ]  

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is a network of 28 coastal sites designated to protect and study estuarine systems. Established through the Coastal Zone Management Act, the reserves represent a partnership program between the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) and the coastal states. NOAA provides funding and national guidance, and each site is managed on a daily basis by a lead state agency or university with input from local partners.

NERRS acknowledges the importance of both long-term environmental monitoring programs and data and information dissemination through its support of the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program (SWMP). The goal of the SWMP is to identify and track short-term variability and long-term changes in the integrity and biodiversity of representative estuarine ecosystems and coastal watersheds for the purpose of contributing to effective national, regional and site specific coastal zone management. This comprehensive program consists of three phased components: estuarine water quality monitoring, biodiversity monitoring, and land-use and habitat change analysis.

The NERRS research reserves encompass 1.3 million acres of estuaries along the U.S. coastlines.