Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program

Workshops and Resources

Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program: Workshops and Resources

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. As a result of this effort, a statewide technical report on the status of oyster reefs in Florida was published in 2019.

2019 OIMMP Report for the State of Florida

OIMMP was modeled after the Seagrass Integrated Monitoring and Mapping Program (SIMM) and the Coastal Habitats Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program (CHIMMP).


2019 OIMMP Workshop

2019 Workshop Agenda, Attendees, and Resources 2019 Workshop OIMMP Presentation

2019 Workshop Presentations

Topic: Rapid recovery of sediment nutrients in Mosquito Lagoon's restored reefs
Presenter: Bryan Locher, University of Central Florida

Sediment nutrients in restored reefs


Topic: Unexpected trends in Mosquito Lagoon: Are oyster reefs being replaced by mangrove islands?
Presenter: Giovanna McClenachan, University of Central Florida

Oyster reefs replaced by mangrove islands


Topic: Quantifying microplastic pollution in Crassostrea virginica from the Indian River Lagoon
Presenter: Casey Craig, University of Central Florida

Microplastics in oysters


Topic: Mapping oyster resources in East Bay, Pensacola Florida region
Presenter: Laura Geselbracht, The Nature Conservancy

Mapping Pensacola oysters


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

Lone Cabbage Reef Restoration Project


Topic: Oyster habitat enhancement feasibility study using a multifaceted approach to site selection along Florida's Springs Coast
Presenter: Chris Anastasiou, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Oyster habitat enhancement feasibility


Topic: Testing new approaches for multiscale oyster mapping and monitoring
Presenter: Vincent Lecours, University of Florida

Multiscale oyster mapping and monitoring


Topic: Red mangroves positively influence the eastern oyster along an intertidal gradient
Presenter: Dinorah Chacin, University of South Florida

Red mangroves influence eastern oysters


Topic: Comparison of oyster growth on artificial reef substrates in Tampa Bay using in-situ methods
Presenter: Scott Adams, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Oyster growth on artificial substrates


Topic: Manatee River oyster restoration potential
Presenter: Damon Moore, Manatee County

Manatee River oyster restoration potential


Topic: Monitoring and mapping reference sites and oyster reef restoration sites near Sanibel, FL
Presenter: Eric Milbrandt, Marine Laboratory, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Reference and restoration sites near Sanibel


Topic: Oyster physiology and reef ecology: the design and assessment of the Picayune restoration project, Ten Thousand Islands
Presenter: Michael Savarese, Florida Gulf Coast University

Oyster physiology and reef ecology


Topic: Oyster monitoring and restoration efforts in Apalachicola Bay
Presenter: Melanie Parker, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Apalachicola Bay restoration and monitoring


Topic: An assessment of trends in intertidal oyster populations in the Big Bend region of Florida
Presenter: Bill Pine, University of Florida

Intertidal oyster populations in the Big Bend


Topic: Success criteria and results of oyster restoration and related efforts for coastal resilience
Presenter: Loren Coen, Florida Atlantic University

Results of oyster restoration


Topic: Comparison of monitoring protocols used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Northeast Florida Oyster Condition Assessment

Oyster monitoring comparison


Topic: Shellfish management plans from other states: can we develop best management practices for Florida?
Presenter: Steve Geiger, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Shellfish management plans


2018 OIMMP Workshop


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 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


OIMMP Mapping

Suwannee Sound Oyster Reef Mapping 2019


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

FDACS Florida Shellfish Harvesting Areas shapefiles

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