Gulf of Mexico Integrated Science

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This page is archived and is no longer being maintained. Content was last updated in 2007. For current research, visit

Gulf of Mexico Integrated Science - Data Information Management System (DIMS)
Map of Gulf of Mexico showing location of study sites: Galveston Bay, Atchafalaya & Mississippi River Deltas, Mobile Bay, Suwanne River Basin & Tampa Bay
Estuaries are a critical interface between terrestrial and marine ecosystems.  Gulf Estuaries encompass approx. 30,000 sq. km. (42% of the total estuarine surface area of the U.S. excluding Alaska). 

GULFSCI Highlights
* Data pages for the Tampa Bay Study.
* Video: Wildlife that inhabits unspoiled Suwannee River.
Brian Katz interviewed on National Geographic News.
* Suwannee Information Gateway:
Google Earth Visualization Tool, IMS and Map Gallery
* NASA EAARL LIDAR data in Tampa Bay
* Gulf of Mexico Seagrass Publications
* Download 2004 digital orthophotos (DOQQ's) from
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

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Tampa Bay Estuary Atlas, an edition of
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USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
GULFSCI Internet Tools
Digital Libraries:
* Tampa Bay Digital Library
* Mobile Bay Digital Library
Interactive Mapping Systems (IMS):
* Galveston Bay Wetlands Inventory IMS
* Gulf Coast Geology Online IMS
* Gulf of Mexico Region IMS
* Suwannee River Basin and Estuary IMS
* Tampa Bay Study IMS

Welcome to the Gulf of Mexico Integrated Science Web site. The key to understanding complex estuarine systems lies in understanding the interactions between geological framework and biological, geochemical and hydrological processes. This project was established to develop an integrated science strategy for assessing and monitoring Gulf of Mexico estuaries using Tampa Bay as a pilot study. The success of this project is founded on coordination of a multidisciplinary team of USGS scientists with key Federal, State and local agencies.

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