Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Special Report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering; No. 44
The use of drift bottle and seabed drifter information for use in coastal management is discussed. The drift bottle/seabed drifter portion of VIMS project MACONS (Mid Atlantic Continental Shelf) is described as an example of how a comprehensive survey using drift bottles and seabed drifters provides data useful for coastal management. The data from MACONS are analyzed to answer specific questions of interest to several different coastal managers: a manager siting a deep oil port, one siting a sewage outfall, a manager responsible for setting up emergency beach protection procedures before an accident occurs, and a manager responsible for the environmental quality of a particular small section of coastline.
Welch, C. S., & Norcross, J. J. (1973) On the use of drift bottle and seabed drifter data in coastal management. Special Report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering; No. 44. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2395