Isotope Geochemistry of Texas Coastal Waters
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The U.S. Department of Treasury
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
Chemical Aspects Research
Texas has 400 miles of coastline, and growing evidence shows extensive areas of hypoxia (critically low oxygen) as well as a buildup of nutrients within this complex coastal ocean of bays, estuaries and barrier islands. This project employs an underwater glider to conduct sampling, providing an early and late summer overview of coastal Texas water column carbon and nitrogen source variations, and examine how they contribute to water column hypoxia. This project will compliment sampling scheduled for summer 2016 under a separate RESTORE grant.
Anthony Knap, Steven DiMarco, Richard Coffin
Grant funds to support research to detect and monitor hypoxia in Texas coastal waters, including research of the effectiveness of ocean gliders with telemetric capabilities for the purpose of monitoring and predicting dead zones, environmental flows and other ongoing issues.