Coastal Ocean Monitoring And Prediction System (Comps)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Pinellas, County Of

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component

Project Location: Florida

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

The University of South Florida College of Marine Science

Project ID: 620
Project Name: Coastal Ocean Monitoring And Prediction System (Comps)
SourceUID: RDCGR200008
Latitude: 27.63503026
Longitude: -83.01665656
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Pinellas
Project Category: Other
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: Pinellas, County Of
Implementing Organization Type: Local
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: The University of South Florida College of Marine Science
Project Comments: At this time, U.S. Department of Treasury cannot confirm the accuracy of this information. Please go to for the latest information about this project.
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): 233934
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component
DWH Dollar Amount : 233934
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0