Mapping Biological and Environmental Data in Real Time: A Community Development Program

Translating data into tools and information that can support ecosystem-based management is critical for the wise use of marine resources. In this project, researchers are developing a seamless database that supports the efforts of several MIT Sea Grant initiatives, with a focus on marine bioinvasions and related environmental data. This includes enhanced mapping for environmental data generated by scientists and citizens, a GIS map for Massachusetts and Northeast harbor and marina invasive species data, and a database focused on regional invasion research.