Using multiple methods to gather spatial data on human uses of Rhode Island's coastal lagoons

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Conference Proceeding

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The two methods used in this research each have unique benefits and limitations that, combined, complement each other to create a more complete understanding of where humans are using the lagoon, what they are doing, and the reasons for their actions. The blend of these two methods is ideal for marine spatial planning, especially in areas of dense use. This information, combined with biophysical data, is important for determining ecological and social carrying capacities in the coastal lagoons in Rhode Island.

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OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington