Red Tide Data Integration Project

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

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

Project Location: Texas

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources


Project Description

When harmful algal blooms like red tide algae grow and disintegrate along the Texas coast their neurotoxins may become an aerosol causing adverse effects that can significantly increase emergency room traffic and visits to doctors. Texas HAB Data Integration Project will team up Texas researchers with expertise in HABs and medical researchers familiar with data about the effects of HABs on humans to work together to better prepare first responders, emergency rooms and the medical system in responding to red tide events, minimizing human health risks.

Project Contact

Project Partners

David Yoskowitz, Mike Wetz

Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 589
Project Name: Red Tide Data Integration Project
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 27.717318
Longitude: -97.328443
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
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Targeted Resource(s): Algae
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Larry McKinney
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: (361) 825-2070
Other Partners: David Yoskowitz, Mike Wetz
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: None
Project Comments: Grant funds to support the work of researchers to analyze the effects of harmful algal blooms (HAB) and to develop a model to predict and monitor HAB events.
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 103650
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 : 103650
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0