Isotope Geochemistry of Texas Coastal Waters

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Texas OneGulf Consortium (Center)

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Texas' RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program

Project Location: Texas1

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research
Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Pelagic Zone

Project Description

Texas has 400 miles of coastline, and growing evidence shows extensive areas of hypoxia (critically low oxygen) as well as a buildup of nutrients within this complex coastal ocean of bays, estuaries and barrier islands. This project employs an underwater glider to conduct sampling, providing an early and late summer overview of coastal Texas water column carbon and nitrogen source variations, and examine how they contribute to water column hypoxia. This project will compliment sampling scheduled for summer 2016 under a separate RESTORE grant.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Anthony Knap, Steven DiMarco, Richard Coffin

Affiliated Institutions

Texas A&M University

Project ID: 584
Project Name: Isotope Geochemistry of Texas Coastal Waters
Latitude: 27.7126064
Longitude: -97.32436481
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Pelagic Zone
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: Larry McKinney
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: (361) 825-2070
Other Partners: Anthony Knap, Steven DiMarco, Richard Coffin
Affiliated Institutions: Texas A&M University
Link: None
Project Comments: Grant funds to support research to detect and monitor hypoxia in Texas coastal waters, including research of the effectiveness of ocean gliders with telemetric capabilities for the purpose of monitoring and predicting dead zones, environmental flows and other ongoing issues.
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): 220365
DWH Funder: Texas OneGulf Consortium (Center)
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Texas’ RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 220365
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB

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