North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine
Research Reserve (NI-WB NERR)
National Estuarine Research Reserve Centralized Data
Management Office (NERR CDMO)
- The North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve is one
of 26 sites around the coastal US. Each reserve receives
funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) and matched resources from the host
Urbanization and Southeastern Estuarine Systems (USES)
- The Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO)
was established in support of the System-wide Monitoring
Program involving 25 sites around the US and Puerto Rico.
The purpose of the CDMO, housed at the North Inlet-Winyah
Bay, SC NERR, is the management of the basic infrastructure
and data protocol to support the assimilation and exchange
of data, metadata and information within the framework of
NERRS sites, coastal zone management (CZM) programs, and
other state and federally- funded education, monitoring and
- Coastal Ecosystem Study (LU-CES)
- The USES project is an ongoing,
multidisciplinary study to assess and model the impacts of
urban development on small, high salinity estuaries on the
southeast coast of the United States.
Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System
- LU-CES seeks to improve our understanding of
the population and socioeconomic trends that characterize
the Southeastern coast, and how these trends affect our
coastal ecosystems. This project has ended and is no longer
funded. Therefore the link is no longer valid.
Carolina Algal Ecology Lab (SCAEL)
- A pre-operational system of integrated
coastal observations and their application to user-driven
research, societal, and economic needs. A Partnership
Among the University of South Carolina, North Carolina State
University, and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
- The South Carolina Algal Ecology Laboratory (SCAEL)
was formed out of a unique partnership between the
University of South Carolina’s Baruch Institute, and
Marine Resources Division of the South Carolina
Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).
Under the leadership of Dr.
Dianne Greenfield, this
laboratory is devoted to understanding the ecology of
HABs. The SCAEL’s mission is to advance understanding
of the natural and anthropogenic factors controlling
the development of HABs, and the impacts of HABs on
ecosystems, natural resources, and human health.
Ultimately, the SCAEL seeks to arm management agencies
with the tools needed to monitor, mitigate or prevent
Mobile Link Organisms (LINKS) Project
- The goal of the LINKS project
is to quantify the roles of mobile animals, mainly
fish and decapod crustaceans (collectively called
nekton), in processing and transporting materials
within and between marsh-estuarine systems and
subsystems. This project has ended and is no
longer funded. The website will no longer be