BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BACKGROUND MATERIALS
In advance of the congress, delegates were provided with a notebook of background materials. These materials featured reports and information items from federal and state agencies, and recognized authors and organizations, on topics to be discussed at the congress. Many delegates commented on the usefulness of the information and the fact that it had not previously been assembled in a cohesive manner. A bibliography of these items along with internet sites (where available) is provided below.
National Coastal Condition Report II, U.S. EPA. Executive Summary, September 2004.
U.S. Global Change Research Program. Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. Pages 108-113. 2000.
The Ocean Conservancy. “Ocean Waters” in Health of the Oceans 2002.
Priorities for Coastal Ecosystem Science. National Academy of Sciences, 1995.
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. “The Coast’s Great Leap” in Coastal Heritage. Vol. 19, #2, Fall 2004.
Pew Oceans Commission. America’s Living Oceans: Charting a Course for Sea Change. May 2003.
The Ocean Conservancy. “Ocean Governance” in Health of the Oceans 2002.
Agency Ocean and Coastal Activities, Interagency Ocean Policy Group.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE CAPACITY
A Geospatial Framework for the Coastal Zone: National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting. National Academy of Sciences, 2004. http://books.nap.edu/catalog/10947.html
Malone, Thomas. The Coastal Component of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System.
Government Accountability Office. Watershed Management: Better Coordination of Data Collection Efforts Needed to Support Key Decisions. June 2004.
AAAS Survey on Marine Issues, 2003.
U.S. EPA/Cooperative Extension Partnership. Building Capacity: Educating for Community Action. 2000.
Renewing Local Watersheds: Community Leaders’ Guide to Building Watershed Communities. Iowa State University, University Extension. 2002.
Environmental Law Institute. Building Capacity to Participate in Environmental Protection Agency Activities: A Needs Assessment and Analysis. 1999.