Spatial Analysis Branch
Chief: Scott A. Wilson, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
Phone: 337 266-8644
Fax: 337 266-8616
The National Wetlands Research Center's (NWRC) Spatial Analysis Branch (SAB)
uses state-of-the-art technology to provide
natural resource managers with spatial data and
computerized analysis techniques necessary to make informed decisions.
Natural resource managers and researchers need spatial data and
the technology to make informed decisions on ecosystems.
The NWRC houses one of the largest geographic databases
related to natural resources in the Southeast.
Databases include status and trends (1956 to mid 90's) of wetland, upland, and
seagrass changes along the Gulf Coast;
satellite images of land cover for the Southeast;
contaminants for Atlantic and Gulf Coast estuaries; breeding birds and
coastal restoration projects for Louisiana;
and hydrology and vegetation for the lower Mississippi Valley.
Data are derived from aerial photography and videography,
global positioning systems (GPS), satellites, radar,
automated data loggers, and ground verification.
- USGS National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, Louisiana
- Gulf Breeze Project Office, Gulf Breeze, Florida, co-located with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Reston, Virginia
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