The Central role of the Mississippi River and its delta in the oceanography and ecology of the Gulf of Mexico large marine ecosystem


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Funding Program

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

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: Transocean
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Pelagic Zone Benthic Zone / Sea Floor

Project Description

Alex Kolker and his co-investigators will investigate the influence of the Mississippi River and its delta on the oceanography, ecology, and economy of the Gulf of Mexico and identify the additional data collection and modeling necessary for managers to better monitor and manage the Gulf’s natural resources.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

National Wildlife Federation, Naval Research Laboratory, Environmental Defense Fund, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Tulane University


Project ID: 365
Project Name: The Central role of the Mississippi River and its delta in the oceanography and ecology of the Gulf of Mexico large marine ecosystem
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 29.253574
Longitude: -90.66043
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Terrebonne
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Pelagic Zone
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Implementing Organization Type: Consortium
Point of Contact – Name: Alexander Kolker
Point of Contact – Phone: akolker@lumcon.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 985-851-2837
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: National Wildlife Federation, Naval Research Laboratory, Environmental Defense Fund, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Tulane University
Link: http://restoreactscienceprogram.noaa.gov/research/impact-of-mississippi-river
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 309276
DWH Funder: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 4: NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 309276
DWH Source: Transocean
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0