Development of a Management Model System for the New England Shelf

PI: Changsheng Chen, UMass - Dartmouth

Project Number:2006-R/RC-103

Start Date:2006-03-01End Date:2008-02-29

Proposal Summary

Long-term records show a significant regional warming tendency in coastal waters over the inner New England shelf, including Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay, Narragansett Bay and Waquoit Bay. In this project, researchers are developing an operational coastal management model system for the New England Shelf to study how physical variability affects local coastal ecosystems. This work will help in the development of long-term management plans for marine and environmental resources over the New England Shelf.

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