Understanding the impacts of land use change, eutrophication, and contamination in estuarine ecosystems and the options for management and mitigation.
Research and monitoring related to biophysical, social, economic, and behavioral impacts of habitat change resulting from climate change and/or coastal development.
Investigating options for improving estuarine habitat resilience; processes for identifying, prioritizing, and restoring sites; and monitoring and evaluating success.
Understanding how an ecosystem service approach and human dimensions research can be utilized to support the protection and restoration of estuarine systems.
Syntheses of long-term monitoring data and information, originating from programs such as the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program and associated monitoring efforts, to develop regional and national data products that address coastal management priorities for the NERRS and NOAA.