Mapping Florida's Coastal Waters

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The FCMaP approach divides Florida into 6 regions that are geologically and physiographically distinct in terms of coastal characteristic.

The FCMaP approach divides Florida into 6 regions that are geologically and physiographically distinct in terms of coastal characteristic (e.g. dominant type of shoreline, width of continental shelf, composition and structure of seabed), have variable stakeholder-driven needs, and will develop separate prioritization strategies. Regions are (from northwest to northeast): Panhandle, Big Bend, West FL Peninsula, FL Keys, SE Coast, NE Coast.

In addition, the coastal zone is divided into 2 categories: areas in 0 – 20 m water depth, and 20 meters to the continental shelf break. The division is largely driven by the requirements for different types of sensors and survey design.

FCMaP approach divides Florida into 6 regions