Better use of directly-observed data in ecosystem simulation models


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Miami

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program

Project Location: Florida1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research
Monitoring and Observations
Environmental Research Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Ecological models provide understanding of marine ecosystem conditions, help manage living resources, and guide restoration decisions made after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Eco-models currently applied in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) require monitoring data from various sources, e.g., landings, research surveys and remote-sensing from satellites, but use only a fraction of these data. The goal of this project to improve use of products derived from monitoring data in GOM ecosystem models by: 1) reviewing use of products derived from monitoring data in GoM models; and 2) working with eco-modelers, survey scientists, and fishing industry representatives to suggest survey improvements needed to fill critical data gaps in GOM eco-models.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Nova Southeastern University, University of South Florida


Project ID: 376
Project Name: Better use of directly-observed data in ecosystem simulation models
SourceUID: flracep-2015-03
Latitude: 27.67
Longitude: -83.33
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research Monitoring and Observations
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: University of Miami
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Babcock, Beth
Point of Contact – Phone: ebabcock@rsmas.miami.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 305-421-4852
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Nova Southeastern University, University of South Florida
Link: http://fio.usf.edu/restore-act
Project Comments: Location is center of study area off west coast of FL
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 285119
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 285119
DWH Source: Transocean
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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