Assessing long-term linkages between development of oil and gas industry-related coastal infrastructure, societal well-being and ecosystem function in coastal Louisiana


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Water Institute of the Gulf

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Exploratory Grants

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research
Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Researchers will examine the costs and benefits of expanding oil and gas activity in coastal Louisiana by looking at how human well-being and ecosystems changed as onshore oil and gas infrastructure developed from 1950 to 2015. By mapping trends in these relationships at different levels (by parish, by community, and coast-wide), this work intends to help future land managers make informed decisions about coastal planning and restoration in Louisiana’s rapidly-changing coastal areas. The decision-making framework this research produces could also be relevant to other Gulf coast areas with developing oil and gas infrastructure.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 478
Project Name: Assessing long-term linkages between development of oil and gas industry-related coastal infrastructure, societal well-being and ecosystem function in coastal Louisiana
SourceUID: 2000005993
Latitude: 30.45139987
Longitude: -91.18781067
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2016
Implementing Organization: The Water Institute of the Gulf
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Tim J.B. Carruthers
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nas.edu/gulf/grants/grantees/index.htm?utm_source=Gulf+Research+Program+Updates&utm_campaign=3aa5af6697-2015_09_09_Winners_Grants_Competition&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_367e0eb01a-3aa5af6697-243419217
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): 130000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Exploratory Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 130000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB