Baseline for Impact Assessment of Zooplankton and Imaging Oil Droplet Detection on the West Florida Shelf


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Florida

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Fish / Fish Habitats
Microbial Communities

Project Description

We propose to conduct a one year baseline study to assess the monthly abundance and distribution of zooplankton along two transects on the West Florida Shelf as a basis for long term monitoring. Zooplankton are a critical component of marine ecosystems, given their role in biogeochemical cycles and as a food source for commercially important fishes and other upper trophic level predators.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Eckerd College, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, University of Delaware,


Project ID: 239
Project Name: Baseline for Impact Assessment of Zooplankton and Imaging Oil Droplet Detection on the West Florida Shelf
SourceUID: 30
Latitude: 28.06118701
Longitude: -82.41485019
Country: United States of America
State or Province: DE, FL
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: University of South Florida
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Kendra Daly
Point of Contact – Phone: kdaly@marine.usf.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 727-553-1041
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Eckerd College, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, University of Delaware,
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=30
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): 377310
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 377310
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB