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Estuarine Data
and Rescue

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What is CEDAR?

Coastal and Estuarine Data/Document Archaeology and Rescue

"Data Archaeology" is used to describe the process of seeking out, restoring, evaluating, correcting, and interpreting historical data sets.

"Data Rescue" refers to the effort to save data at risk of being lost to the science community.


There are a significant number of documents and data related to the marine environment of Florida that have never been published, and are not used by scientific community. These documents and data are important because they can help define the state of the coastal environment in the past, and thus are essential to evaluating the current state of degradation or setting restoration goals. Due to the nature of the paper and electronic media on which they exist, and in some cases the conditions in which they are housed, the data and documents are in jeopardy of being irretrievably lost.

These materials cannot be located using electronic and manual bibliographic searches because they have not been catalogued or archived in libraries.

CEDAR is funded by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Prediction and Modeling Program SFERPM, a program conducted by NOAA's Coastal Ocean Program Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, in association with the South Florida Living Marine Resources Programs SFLMR.

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