Species Identification Training for Effective Monitoring and Management of Harmful Algal Blooms


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas A&M University at Galveston

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

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

Project Location: Texas

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Programmatic
Education and Outreach
Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Algae

Project Description

Effective monitoring and management of harmful algal blooms, over growths of algae that can impact ecosystems and human and animal health, relies on accurate and timely identification of the species involved. However, many trained in this specialty are either retired or retiring. This program will provide critical comprehensive training in identification and taxonomy for scientists, technicians and managers.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Antonietta Quigg, Jay Rooker, David Wells, Michael Dance, Greg Stunz, David Portnoy, Richard Kline

Affiliated Institutions

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System


Project ID: 592
Project Name: Species Identification Training for Effective Monitoring and Management of Harmful Algal Blooms
SourceUID:
Latitude: 29.315676
Longitude: -94.818247
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County:
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Programmatic
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Targeted Resource(s): Algae
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Texas A&M University at Galveston
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: Larry McKinney
Point of Contact – Phone: Larry.McKinney@tamucc.edu
Point of Contact – Email: (361) 825-2070
Other Partners: Antonietta Quigg, Jay Rooker, David Wells, Michael Dance, Greg Stunz, David Portnoy, Richard Kline
Affiliated Institutions: Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Link: None
Project Comments: Grant funds to support the development of algal taxonomic and identification training programs.
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): 60000
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Texas RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 60000
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