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Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program
Monitoring Louisiana's barrier islands, beaches, and main shorelines: The Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) baseline for assessing coastal change, protection, and restoration!
The form of Louisiana’s coast is a function of the dynamic balance between the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. Barrier Islands, beaches, and mainland shorelines constantly change in response to river discharge, sea level, waves, and the actions of man. Hurricane protection, unique habitats, and large estuaries exist due to the presence of these important coastal landforms. Louisiana's barrier islands, beaches, and mainland shorelines define the boundary of program is designed to monitor Louisiana's dynamic coastline. BICM will provide an important tool to plan and monitor the performance of coastal protection and resotration projects built to date and envisioned for the future. Important components monitored by BICM include Bathymetry, Topography, Shoreline Change, Habitats, and Strom assessment protocol.
Explore Louisiana through the Digital Coast Initiative
GIS Access to Interactive Maps: The Interactive Map Server is a collection of data layers of Louisiana's coastal zone where you can interactively select themes for viewing and create your own maps.
Maps: Search and Download: Now available online. Maps from various monitoring projects in PDF format
Data: Search and Download: Data including vector shorelines,use/land cover, bathymetric survey data and more.
News & Events :
Hurricane Impact Assessment
Gustav & Ike Click here
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Approves State Coastal Master Plan: April 14, 2007 Click here
DNR Coastal Restoration Annual Project Book (2006) Available Click here
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