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Urban Growth and Open Space Loss in NJ 1986 thru 2007 Lathrop, R.G. and S. Haag. 2011. Assessment of Seagrass Status in the Barnegat Bay - Little Egg Harbor EstuarySystem: 2003 and 2009. Rutgers University, Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, New Brunswick, NJ, CRSSA Report#2011-01.
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CRSSA #2004-02 Lathrop, R.G., P. Montesano and S. Haag. 2004. Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping in the Barnegat Bay National Estuary: Update to Year 2003. Rutgers University, Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, New Brunswick, NJ, CRSSA Report#2004-02.
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  Please read all metadata documentation available in the download zip files in both html and xml (readable in ESRI ArcGIS ArcCatalog) format. For the 2003 and 2009 SAV data, please also refer to the technical reports shown above. The documentation contains pertinent information regarding data process steps, abstract and purpose, data credit and source information, terms of use/disclaimer, contact info, etc, etc.

SAV 2009 published May 11, 2011
SAV 2003 Ver. 2, revision published May 11, 2011, original September 2004
SAV 1996-99 published Nov. 18, 1999
SAV 1985-87 published Nov. 18, 1999
SAV 1979 published Jan. 6, 1999
SAV 1968 published July 6, 1999

These data as presented provide a regional picture of SAV distribution and are not intended for site level permit applications or litigation purposes. These maps and data, alone, are not sufficient to determine the presence or absence of SAV. Conclusive evidence concerning the presence or absence of SAV requires site inspections, preferably at several points in time during the SAV growing season.

Data are supplied 'as-is' without warranty of any kind. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, Rutgers University cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data. Rutgers University makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Any maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result of utilizing this data will credit the original map author(s) as listed as well as the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University.


CRSSA SAV web site designed and maintained by CRSSA. Original 2002 web site start-up funding by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) through the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) for JCNERR Coastal Decision Maker and education outreach programs; continued web updates with support from CRSSA. SAV site is a segment of CRSSA's Coastal Studies website. Page last updated May 4, 2011.. See front/home SAV page for more credit information.


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