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Living shoreline site suitability model transfer for selected water bodies within the Gulf of Mexico: A GIS & remote sensing-based approach

Implementing Organization

Troy University


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Funding Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 4: NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program


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Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources


Project Description

Dr. Boyd and his colleagues will adapt an existing computer model for assessing the suitability of a site for construction of a living shoreline and apply the model to the Perdido Bay/Wolf Bay/Ono Island complex in coastal Alabama, Lake Pontchartrain and Galveston Bay and develop an interactive decision support tool that allows for a rapid assessment of a site.


Chris Boyd
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Project Partners

Geological Survey of Alabma, Galveston Bay Foundation

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