Living shorelines: Synthesizing the results of a decade of implementation in coastal Alabama


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

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: Alabama1

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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance

Targeted Resources

Shorelines
Oysters / Reefs
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Restoration of coastal habitats has proceeded rapidly over the last two decades and will likely accelerate in light of the civil settlement stemming from the 2010A Deepwater HorizonA oil spill. With opportune timing, the project research team plans to synthesize data that capture biological and physical effects of living shorelines with data from companion socio-economic studies to fully evaluate the benefits of living shoreline projects across coastal Alabama. The research is expected to contribute insights into the performance and efficacy of the different environmental restoration strategies being applied across the Gulf region.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

The Nature ConservancyA ; Northeastern University


Project ID: 486
Project Name: Living shorelines: Synthesizing the results of a decade of implementation in coastal Alabama
SourceUID: 2000006420
Latitude: 30.25010822
Longitude: -88.07837047
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Kenneth L. Heck
Point of Contact – Phone: kheck@disl.org
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-2141 X2284
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: The Nature ConservancyA ; Northeastern 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): 469000
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 : 469000
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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