*From the South Atlantic LCC:
What is the State of the South Atlantic?
The 2015 State of the South Atlantic evaluates the ecological integrity of the South Atlantic using natural and cultural resource indicators. The indicators are scored across the entire South Atlantic region, for individual ecosystems, and within seven subregions following watershed and ecoregional boundaries. This first report uses the best available science and region-wide spatial data to establish a baseline for measuring future trends. You can think of it as a snapshot in time, telling us how our lands and waters are doing today.