Monitoring and Adaptive Management Process for Restoration Plan

Monitoring and Adaptive Management Process for Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage and Assessment Plan

Detailed Description

The monitoring and adaptive management process interpreted for the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage and Assessment (NRDA) restoration plan, including a feedback loop represented by orange and blue arrows. This process includes four overarching phases: injury assessment, restoration planning, restoration implementation, and reporting. An adaptive management feedback loop of monitoring (Arrow #4), evaluation (Arrow #5), feedback (Arrow #6), and adjustment of restoration actions (Arrow #7) is included within the restoration implementation phase. Orange arrows represent steps of the feedback loop related to decision-making and governance (see Chapter 7), while blue arrows represent steps related to the collection and analysis of information. This adaptive management process may be applied at the project, resource, and cross-resource levels, as appropriate. Source: DWH NRDA Trustees. 2016. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Final Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP) and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

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