Integrating visual and acoustic data on cetacean abundance and habitat in Gulf of Mexico deep water


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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: California1

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

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Marine Mammals
Pelagic Zone

Project Description

Protected species in the deep ocean, such as dolphins and whales, require monitoring for management and conservation purposes. In response to the need for improved monitoring, the project team will integrate temporally rich acoustic survey data and spatially rich visual survey data of whales and dolphins from the Gulf of Mexico and develop habitat models. These models could inform the development of new conservation and management strategies – particularly after events such as theA Deepwater HorizonA oil spill.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 484
Project Name: Integrating visual and acoustic data on cetacean abundance and habitat in Gulf of Mexico deep water
SourceUID: 2000006419
Latitude: 32.87563209
Longitude: -117.2359156
Country: United States of America
State or Province: California
County: San Diego
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Marine Mammals
Targeted Resource(s): Pelagic Zone
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: John A. Hildebrand
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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): 451000
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 : 451000
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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