Technical Framework for the Gulf Regional Sediment Management Master Plan

Created: 8/31/2009 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Abstract

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) has instituted a collaborative partnership among the Gulf States to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. The Habitat Conservation and Restoration Team (HCRT), established under GOMA, has recognized that sediment resources are integral to and a critical resource necessary in accomplishing many of the GOMA conservation and restoration initiatives and objectives. The Gulf Regional Sediment Management Master Plan (GRSMMP) was initiated as a result for managing this valuable resource and verifies the need for a comprehensive understanding of regional sediment systems and processes.

This plan will provide guidelines using the understanding of sediment dynamics (inputs, outputs, movement) to manage sediment resources towards accomplishing environmental restoration, conservation, and preservation while enhancing abilities to make informed, cooperative management decisions.

understanding of regional sediment systems and processes.Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) has instituted a collaborative partnership among the Gulf States
to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. The Habitat Conservation and
Restoration Team (HCRT), established under GOMA, has recognized that sediment resources are
integral to and a critical resource necessary in accomplishing many of the GOMA conservation and
restoration initiatives and objectives. The Gulf Regional Sediment Management Master Plan (GRSMMP)
was initiated as a result for managing this valuable resource and verifies the need for a comprehensive
understanding of regional sediment systems and processes.

Published On

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Keywords

Scale: 
Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed: 
Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Erosion
Flooding
Infrastructure damage
Precipitation
Public safety threats
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Climate Type: 
Temperate
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Urban
Rural
Suburban
Industrial