OCEAN ECOSYSTEM & RESOURCESOne goal of Mid-Atlantic regional ocean planning is to promote ocean ecosystem health, functionality, and integrity through conservation, protection, enhancement, and restoration. To do so requires a broad understanding of the ecosystem’s characteristics as a whole and in-depth knowledge of the ecosystem status, trends, and linkages.
CHARACTERIZING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM
Oceanographic Setting & Processes
Biological, Chemical & Physical Attributes
Human Settlements Relative to the Ocean