Please join us in York County on June 29, 2013 for a tour of coastal properties that are more resilient to flooding, erosion, and extreme storm events.
Learn from professionals and coastal property owners owners about the steps you can take to protect your property. Contact coordinator Alex Gray for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date | July 12, 2013, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location | Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
DRAFT PROGRAM - updated May 13, 2013
Speakers/exhibitors identified below are confirmed for participation. Schedule subject to change.
7:30 a.m. Registration and Multimedia Session
Exhibits, posters, art show, photography exhibit, and demonstrations of web tools for cooperation.
Instructions for Viewing Beach Profile Data
Using a simple feature, you can make a graph of beach profile data you select. But before graphing your data, here's an overview of how to read and understand the graph. This is an example of what a graph looks like:
Scientists use Volunteer Data to Track Trends in Sand Movement at Maine Beaches
Beach Profile Data Informs Beach Management
Beach profiling data is used to inform beach management decisions and to monitor the success of management programs. Here are some examples of how beach profile data has been used:
If you have questions regarding the Volunteer Beach Profile Monitoring Program, would like more information, or want to get involved, please contact us:
Since 1999, volunteers have been collecting profile monitoring data on their beaches once a month, 12 months per year. This data is submitted to an online database where it is first checked for accuracy, and then made available for use by researchers. Beach profile data is also available for viewing by the public. Click on the link below for guidelines and instructions on viewing the beach profile data.
Why profile beaches?
These resources are available for program volunteers as well as for public use and information regarding the program. Any group or individual interested in developing a profiling program at their local beach should first investigate access to and ownership of the beach as many locations are privately owned.