The objective of this project is to complete a detailed conceptual design and implementation plan for creating an online Water Atlas for Tampa Bay and surrounding coastal waters. It is anticipated that the Atlas will be developed as a consortium with the primary partners including: the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Marine Research Institute, and the University of South Florida. The goal of the Atlas will be to consolidate surface water related information from multiple agencies and disseminate the information to the public, decision makers, and the scientific community. The Atlas will be available as an interactive web site designed to be make science and watershed management understandable to all stakeholders. In addition, the Atlas will serve as an archive of historic data and a continuously improving reference for new water resource information. The Tampa Bay Estuary Atlas will be integrated with and modeled after the existing WaterAtlas.org family of websites.
This is the web portal that provides access to all of the Water Atlas websites. Each Water Atlas is a website that helps communities to make informed decisions by providing up-to-date information on our vital water resources.
This interactive web-based atlas is an information gateway for citizens interested in the health of Tampa Bay, Florida's largest open-water estuary. Its geographic coverage includes the study area of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, a regional alliance that is part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Estuary Program.