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Coastal Ocean Monitoring And Prediction System (Comps)

Implementing Organization

County Of Pinellas


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component


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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This planning-level project will provide continuous, real time data on surface meteorological (winds, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, air and sea temperature) and oceanographic (waves and water column currents, temperature and salinity) variables, all publicly accessible on the internet and to agencies via the GTS. These data are necessary for future ecological studies and for coastal protection and restoration projects. Projects stemming from this work will apply to several activities and to 31 CFR Part 34.201 eligible activity (a), restoration and protection of natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast Region. The buoy to be instrumented for this project is located just offshore of St. Pete Beach in Pinellas County Florida in the Gulf of Mexico.


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