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    Chesapeake Estuarine Site - Extensive links to Maryland and national sites on estuarine research.

    Estuary-Net Project - National Estuarine Research Reserve's Estuary-Net Project. A telecommunications project supporting the development of coastal non-point source pollution education programs.

    Chesapeake Bay Land Margin Ecosystem Research - This project investigates the mechanisms affecting secondary production of estuarine ecosystems.

    Morro Bay National Estuary Program - Supports the most significant wetland system on Californias south-central coast which provides habitat for a number of endangered and/or threatened species.

    National Estuary Program - Overview of the program, and profiles of the 28 estuaries in its system.

    Elkhorn Slough - Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve information. Learn about the plant, animal life, and the ecological importance of this tidal estuary.

    National Estuarine Research Reserve - Network of protected areas established to improve the health of the nation's estuaries and coastal habitats by developing and providing information that promotes informed resource management.

    Coastal America Partnership National Web Site - Coastal America is a partnership among federal, state and local governments and private alliances to collaboratively address environmental problems along our nation's shoreline.

    Research in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System - The primary research objective is the study of natural and anthropogenically-induced change in the ecology of estuarine and estuarine-like ecosystems that comprise the NERRS.

    Biology of Coastal Dunes and Wetlands - Biology of Coastal Dunes and Wetlands

    Hudson River National Estuarian Research Reserve - The Hudson River NERR's four sites are located along the river's 100 mile salinity gradient. Nearly 5,000 acres of tidal wetlands and uplands occur at Piermont Marsh, Iona Island, and Tivoli Bays, and Stockport Flats.

    NOAA Coastal Services Center - Their mission is to foster and sustain the environmental and economic well being of the nation's coast by linking people, information, and technology.

    North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve - Four coastal reserves operating as living laboratories for research, education and management. A cooperative program between the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources/Division of Coastal Management and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA).

    National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) - Centralized Data Management Office in support of the NERR System-wide Monitoring Program.

    Great Lakes Commission - Since 1955, the has dedicated its efforts toward securing a clean environment, a stronge economy, and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its citizens. An eight-state compact agency founded in state and federal law, the Commission represents the collective views of the eight Great Lakes states. A newly established Associate Membership program provides for enhanced Canadian provincial involvement and a binational focus.

    Florida Marine Research Council - Newsletter of studies and current issues related to coastal central Florida marine systems with emphasis on the Indian River Lagoon

    NetCoast - Guide for Integrated Coastal Zone Management - A platform for cooperation and transfer of information on the sustainable management of coastal resources.

    Coastal Eelgrass Habitats of Rhode Island - Interactive maps of Rhode Island eelgrass habitats, with downloadable GIS data, and policy and regulations pertaining to seagrass in RI.

    CCEHBR Estuarine Mesocosms - Modular Estuarine Mesocosms: Tools for ecology, ecotoxicology, and marine biology research at NOAA research facility in coastal South Carolina.

    Coast Alliance - This is a conservation organization that educates the public and protects priceless coastal habitats. Press releases, newsletters, and reports available on polluted runoff, coastal development and contaminated sediments.

    Riverine and Coastal Ecology - Seagrass research in the Netherlands.

    COASTES - COmplexity And STressors in Estuarine Systems - To understand the effects of numerous stressors on coastal ecosystems, the complexity of such systems must be recognized and incorporated into experimental and conceptual frameworks. We are currently addressing this complexity through a 6 year multi-investigator program.

    Red Tides in Western Gulf of Maine - Describes U.S. Geological Survey studies on sources, transport, and nutrient environment for these phytoplankton blooms, which can be harmful.

    Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia - Ecological site for long-term estuarine research and monitoring.

    Coastal Marsh Project - The purpose of the Project was to analyze the surface condition of coastal marshes and detect areas that were at risk for rapid loss of land area.

    Ecology - Habitats - Salt Marsh and Estuary - From Neartica-the complete gateway to the natural world of North America.

    Online Resources - Wetland Resources - Various links to groups, organizations relating to Wetland/Estuarine habitat.

    Gulf Estuarine Research Society - An organization for people interested in estuarine and coastal issues centering on the Gulf of Mexico.

    Restore America's Estuaries - A national coalition of 11 regional, coastal community-based environmental organizations with a combined membership of over 250,000 citizens.

    Coastal Programs Division - Their mission is to achieve the conservation and responsible management of coastal and ocean ecosystems. The Division provides technical, programmatic and financial assistance and advocates comprehensive resource management.

    Southeastern Estuarine Research Society (SEERS) - Its objectives are the informal discussion and exchange of ideas dealing with estuarine and related research problems, centering on, but not restricted to, the outheastern United States.

    Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds - Protecting coastal watersheds and marine resources.

    Indian River Lagoon - Learn about the numerous plants and animals that inhabit this important ecosystem, as well as the impact from humans. Great newsletter covers current conditions of the lagoon.

    San Francisco Bay/Delta Geographic Information System - An environmental framework plan for the 12 county region studies wetland loss, land use patterns and saltwater intrusion.

    Watershed research - Impact of Watershed Drainage on Estuarine Ecology.

    The Terrene Institute - Working to improve our nation's environment by building societal consensus for innovative and sustainable environmental solutions. The Terrene Institute promotes sustainable solutions through education and outreach programs that effect change in individual behavior, corporate stewardship and public policy.

    The Chesapeake Bay - The auditorium program on the Chesapeake Bay introduces your students to the ecology of estuaries in general and to the impact human activities have on the largest and most productive estuary totally in the United States.

    Lost Wetlands - A study of the loss, and containment of, the coastal wetland habitat along Louisiana's coast.

    Florida Bay References - Listing of books dealing with estuarine ecology, with particular emphasis on the Florida Bay region.

    Oregon Estuary Plan Book - Study about all of the various estuaries in Oregon.

    Chesapeake Bay Program - The regional partnership that's been leading and directing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983.

    Climatic Influences on the Concentration of Nutrients in Delaware's Inland Bays - Describes problems of eutrophication due to increasing concentrations of dissolved inorganic phosphorus, nitrogen, and suspended solids, and proposes a study to produce predictive algorithms for the influence of a realistic range of climate events on these processes.

    Volunteer Monitoring - Environmental Protection Agency. A manual specifically designed for volunteers to assist in monitoring the environmental health of estuaries.

    Ecology of The Intertidal And Subtidal Areas of Otter Island - Classification of different zones of the estuary and the various physical processes which occur.

    Salt marsh restoration in New Hampshire - This page describes salt marsh restoration projects in New Hampshire. These projects are being done through the cooperative efforts of local residents, local, state and Federal agencies, and private conservation organizations.

    Tidal Wetland Ecology of Long Island Sound - An introduction to tidal wetland communities around Long Island including salt marshes. You'll find a general description of salt marsh ecology, the plants and animals, and the relationships betweeen them.

    Dynamics Of The Salt Marsh - A introduction to salt marshes, their dynamics and biology, and the importance of their conservation.

    ICEM Research Theme - Description of the JEI's research theme on integrated coastal and estuarine management (ICEM); Thames Estuary Project.

    Salvage a Salt Marsh - Canadian Wildlife Federation. A list of suggested plants for restoration of salt marshes in Canada.

    The Ecology of Salt Marsh Communities - A short bibliography of references on salt marsh plant communities.

    LOTSE/Web-Menutree (Coastal ecosystems) - Land/Ocean Thematic Search Engine

    Rutgers University and Ken Able Research Project - Current emphasis is on metamorphisis, settlement, and the role of habitats in estuaries and on the continental shelf.

    Sediment Transport of an EstuaryEstuarine Ecology - Learn about coastal deposits, the formation of deltas, and beach dynamics.

    Ecosystem Restoration - The mission of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program is to develop a long-term comprehensive plan that will restore ecological health and improve water management for beneficial uses of the Bay-Delta System.

    MADAM, Mangrove Dynamics and Management - MADAM stands for Mangrove Dynamics and Management and is a German-Brazilian research and development program on tropical coastal ecosystems carried out under the auspices of the Agreement on Cooperation in Scientific Research and Technological Development signed by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federative Republic of Brazil.

    Sewri Mangrove Park: Mumbai pages - Essential to the ecology of the coast and this island off the Indian coast, steps have been taken to protect this resource.

    Mangrove Action Project - A nonprofit organization, dedicated to the protection of the world's mangrove forest ecosystems.

    Western Australian Mangrove Page - This site provides access to the Mangrove Grey Literature Bibliography, a searchable database of mangrove-related documents which have not made it into the primary literature.

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