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Gulf Islands National Seashore 2020 Workshop: Attendee Survey Results

May 2, 2023

The National Park Service (NPS), in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), recognizes the need to quantify the sediment budget of the barrier islands within the Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) to understand the coastal processes affecting island resiliency. To achieve this goal, identifying and quantifying the physical parameters that drive long-term change is necessary to model the processes that are both generative and terminal in island evolution and capture island response to long-term human alteration and climatic patterns. To address this need, scientists sought to advance sediment budget modeling efforts by conducting a 'Needs Assessment Workshop' for the GINS. The purpose of the workshop was to identify and prioritize the specific research and data needs regarding the sediment budget at the GINS that can enhance the NPS efforts to conserve the islands natural resources, cultural resources, and the facilities and infrastructure that support both conservation and visitor use of those resources.

The 'Gulf Islands Sediment Budget Needs Assessment Workshop' was held, virtually, April 23-24 and May 27-28, 2020.The workshop series was organized by researchers from North Carolina State University in collaboration with NPS and USGS staff and was facilitated by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) personnel. This data release (Forde and Flocks, 2023) includes survey results from two questionnaires submitted to attendees during the 2020 GINS sediment budget workshop. For further information pertaining to workshop details and results, refer to the associated USGS Open-File Report (Seekamp and others, 2023).

Seekamp, E., Flocks, J., Hotchkiss, C., York, L., and Irick, K., 2023, Gulf Islands National Seashore regional sediment budget research and data needs-Workshop series summary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2022-1087, 46 p.,

Publication Year 2023
Title Gulf Islands National Seashore 2020 Workshop: Attendee Survey Results
DOI 10.5066/P9JG3J7B
Authors Arnell S Forde, James G Flocks
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center