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The Charlotte Harbor NEP hosted a 2-day technical exchange workshop on CDOM as an imperative first step in implementation of the program’s numeric water quality targets to initiate a dialogue with local researchers and resource managers on the importance of CDOM dynamics and the roles it plays in estuaries. Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program hosted the technical exchange workshop to discuss and gain a better understanding of CDOM dynamics in the Lemon Bay, Charlotte Harbor and Estero Bay watersheds.


The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their contributions to this workshop:

Steering Committee Members: Jason Hale Frank Muller-Karger Paula Coble Cynthia Heil Greg Blanchard Chris Anastasiou Kendal Carder Roger Johansson Zhiqiang Chen Eric Milbrandt John Ryan Keith Kibbey Peter Doering Bob Chamberlain

Charlotte Harbor NEP staff: Catherine A. Corbett Maran Brainard Hilgendorf Jaime Greenawalt-Boswell Liz Donley Lisa B. Beever Heidi Recksiek from the NOAA Coastal Services Center and the many presenters and participants without whom this workshop could not be successful.

Sponsorship for this workshop was essential for its success and in bringing researchers and managers together to discuss this important and timely topic. Accordingly, we thank the NOAA Coastal Services Center, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Estero Bay Buddies, Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves.