Developing a decision support tool to evaluate ecosystem services and associated uncertainties using a Bayesian belief network


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Southern Mississippi

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: Mississippi

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
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This project proposes to develop a tool which integrates knowledge from both natural and social sciences and quantifies uncertainties to help resource managers in the Gulf of Mexico understand how ecosystems-and the benefits they provide to people-may change as a result of different management decisions (such as developing offshore oil and gas or restoring coastal wetlands). This tool could allow decision makers to evaluate the potential risks and tradeoffs that these types of decisions entail in a dynamic system like the Gulf of Mexico. This tool may also be used by policymakers in other regions who want to maximize the benefits that ecosystems provide to people.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 479
Project Name: Developing a decision support tool to evaluate ecosystem services and associated uncertainties using a Bayesian belief network
SourceUID: 2000005979
Latitude: 30.39366372
Longitude: -88.79711347
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Jackson
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
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: University of Southern Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Wei Wu
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): 124000
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 : 124000
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: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB