Pinellas County Government
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016
This planning-level project will provide continuous, real time data on surface meteorological (winds, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, air and sea temperature) and oceanographic (waves and water column currents, temperature and salinity) variables, all publicly accessible on the internet and to agencies via the GTS. These data are necessary for future ecological studies and for coastal protection and restoration projects. Projects stemming from this work will apply to several activities and to 31 CFR Part 34.201 eligible activity (a), restoration and protection of natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast Region. The buoy to be instrumented for this project is located just offshore of St. Pete Beach in Pinellas County Florida in the Gulf of Mexico.