Improved understanding of the northern Gulf of Mexico pelagic ecosystem: Integration, synthesis, and modeling of high-resolution zooplankton and fish data


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Maryland

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Data Synthesis Grants

Project Location: Maryland1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration
Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats
Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Pelagic Zone

Project Description

Zooplankton and small fish provide the foundation for commercially and recreationally important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico, but their limited mobility makes them particularly vulnerable to impaired environmental conditions. Project researchers will build upon a variety of models to assess potential responses of zooplankton and fish to stressors such as oil spills and events limiting oxygen supply in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The synthesis of historic data with a broad range of new information will identify new, cost-effective ways of monitoring critical living marine resources in the Gulf.A

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Oregon State University


Project ID: 483
Project Name: Improved understanding of the northern Gulf of Mexico pelagic ecosystem: Integration, synthesis, and modeling of high-resolution zooplankton and fish data
SourceUID: 2000006418
Latitude: 38.58986468
Longitude: -76.13004818
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Maryland
County: Dorchester
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Targeted Resource(s): Pelagic Zone
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: University of Maryland
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Michael R. Roman
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Oregon State University
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/grantees/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 504000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Data Synthesis Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 504000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 12
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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