Early-Career Research Fellow – Diego Figueroa


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)

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 - Fellowships

Project Location: Texas1

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: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Education and Outreach Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Nearshore / Littoral Zone

Project Description

The near-shore region of the South Texas Gulf Coast is one of the least-studied areas in the entire Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Diego Figueroa’s work focuses on establishing a baseline of oceanographic and biological characteristics of this region to serve as a foundation for long-term oceanographic monitoring. Dr. Figueroas research is essential to assess the effects of increased stress on this coastal environment from rising human use and climate change. It will provide invaluable information for policymakers and managers to mitigate negative impacts and promote the sustainable use of resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Project ID: 572
Project Name: Early-Career Research Fellow – Diego Figueroa
SourceUID:
Latitude: 25.89300882
Longitude: -97.4868706
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach Environmental Research
Targeted Resource(s): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
Implementing Organization Type: Private
Point of Contact – Name: Maggie Walser
Point of Contact – Phone: mwalser@nas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/fellowships/fellows-2016/index.html
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 76000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Fellowships
DWH Dollar Amount : 76000
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: 2016
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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