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Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program

The Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program (OIMMP) is funded by Florida’s State Wildlife Grants (SWG) Program in order to support the study of high priority coastal habitats and meet requirements of the State Wildlife Action Plan. OIMMP's goals include bringing together representatives from oyster mapping and monitoring programs across the State in order to increase communication, minimize duplicate efforts, and identify data gaps, needs, and priorities. Additional goals are to create a statewide report on the mapping and monitoring status of oyster reefs in Florida modeled after the Seagrass Integrated Monitoring and Mapping Program (SIMM) and the Coastal Habitats Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program (CHIMMP).
Coastal Habitat Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program
Seagrass Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program

2018 OIMMP Workshop

2018 Workshop Agenda, Attendees, and Resources
2018 Workshop OIMMP Presentation
Oyster Mapping and Monitoring Resources in Florida

2018 Workshop Presentations

Topic: An overview of the FWRI oyster monitoring program
Presenter: Melanie Parker, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
An overview of the FWRI oyster monitoring program

Topic: Oyster reef mapping and monitoring to support SW Florida restoration goals
Presenter: Eric Milbrandt, Marine Laboratory Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
SW Florida oyster reef mapping and monitoring

Topic: NRDA Oyster Cultch Placement Project: Subtidal Oyster Reef Monitoring in Three Panhandle Bays
Presenter: Katie Davis, FDEP Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves
NRDA oyster cultch placement project

Topic: Using Side Scan Sonar to Estimate the Height of Subtidal Oyster Reefs; Does it Work?
Presenter: Jacob Berninger, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Using side scan sonar to estimate reef height

Topic: Update on the Lone Cabbage Reef Restoration Project in Suwannee Sound
Presenter: Steve Beck, University of Florida
Update on the Lone Cabbage Reef

Topic: Oyster reef monitoring and potential enhancement activities on the Florida Springs Coast
Presenter: Natasha Mendez-Ferrer, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Oyster monitoring and enhancement on the Florida Springs Coast

Topic: Status of Big Bend Oyster Populations: The View From Deep History
Presenter: Greg Herbert, University of South Florida
Status of big bend oyster populations

Topic: Natural oyster reef monitoring in central Indian River Lagoon
Presenter: Emily Dark, FDEP Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves
Natural oyster reef monitoring in the central IRL

Topic: Applications of unmanned aerial systems for oyster reef mapping in the GTM NERR
Presenter: Michael Dickson, Northeast Aquatic Preserves/GTMNERR
Applications of unmanned aerial systems for oyster reef mapping

Topic: How quickly can restored oyster reefs recover biogeochemical properties?
Presenter: Bryan Locher, University of Central Florida
Oyster reef biogeochemical properties

Topic: A boring future: Impacts of boring sponge on oyster reef restoration
Presenter: Iris Fang, University of Central Florida
Impacts of boring sponge on oyster reef restoration

Topic: Tampa Bay: Planning for large-scale oyster monitoring
Presenter: Gary Raulerson, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Tampa Bay Planning for large-scale oyster monitoring

Topic: A proposed path forward for potential large-scale oyster habitat restoration in the Manatee River
Presenter: Damon Moore, Manatee County
large scale oyster habitat restoration in the Manatee River

Topic: Florida's State Wildlife Grants Program: Oyster Restoration Funding Opportunities
Presenter: Dan O'Malley, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida's State Wildlife Grants Program

2017 OIMMP Workshop

2017 Workshop Agenda and Attendees
2017 Workshop OIMMP Presentation
Oyster Mapping and Monitoring Resources in Florida

2017 Workshop Presentations

Topic: GTMNERR oyster monitoring (2014-2016)
Presenter: Nikki Dix, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Reference Material:
GTMNERR oyster monitoring

Topic: Investigation into the health of oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in natural and restored reefs across a latitudinal gradient in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), Florida
Presenter: Emily Dark, FDEP, Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves
Reference Material:
Oyster health in the IRL

Topic: CHNEP volunteer oyster habitat monitoring: methods for citizen scientists
Presenter: Jaime Boswell, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Reference Material:
CHNEP volunteer oyster habitat monitoring

Topic: Sarasota Bay oyster habitat mapping, monitoring, and restoration
Presenter: Jay Leverone, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
Reference Material:
Sarasota Bay Oyster Habitat

Topic: Oyster reef habitat restoration in St. Andrew Bay, FL
Presenter: Katie Konchar, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Reference Material:
St. Andrew Bay Oyster Restoration

Topic: Mapping oyster reefs using drones versus aerial photo
Presenter: Andrea Noel: FDEP, Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserves
Reference Material:
Drones and aerial photo mapping

Topic: Options for mapping subtidal and intertidal oyster reefs
Presenter: Ray Grizzle, University of New Hampshire
Reference Material:
Options for mapping oyster reefs

Topic: Rookery Bay NERR SAV/oyster mapping
Presenter: Thomas Ries, Scheda Ecological Associates
Reference Material:
Rookery Bay oyster mapping

Topic: Gulf of Mexico Oyster Restoration: Deepwater Horizon Oyster Restoration Strategy
Presenter: Laurie Rounds, NOAA Restoration Center
Reference Material:
GOM oyster restoration

Topic: Tampa Bay Oyster Target Setting
Presenter: Gary Raulerson, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Reference Material:
Tampa Bay oyster targets

Topic: An Overview of Approaches for Mapping and Assessing Intertidal and Subtidal Oyster Habitats
Presenter: Loren Coen, Florida Atlantic University
Reference Material:
Overview of Approaches for Mapping Oysters

Resources

Oyster Restoration Workgroup
FWC/FWRI Marine Resources GIS mapper
FWC/FWRI GIS and Mapping Data Downloads
FWC/FWRI Coastal Habitats Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program
FWC/FWRI Seagrass Independent Mapping and Monitoring Program
Oyster Condition Assessment Protocol
1984 to Present Oyster Fisheries Data
1950 to 1983 Oyster Fisheries Data
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