A Web-Based Interactive Decision-Support Tool for Adaptation of Coastal Urban and Natural Ecosystems (ACUNE) in Southwest Florida


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The University of Florida

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 4: NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: Transocean
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Shorelines

Project Description

Southwest Florida contains the largest area of tidally influenced public lands in the Gulf of Mexico and the fastest growing urban landscape in Florida. Both the human and natural components of the ecosystem are under increasing risk due to the threats of a growing human population, sea level rise, and tropical cyclones. Dr. Sheng and his colleagues, working with local governments, will develop a decision-support tool to aid resource managers with preservation and restoration of mangrove, marsh, and beach habitats and adaptation of water management efforts to mitigate future salt water intrusion in estuaries and their associated habitats. This will be accomplished in two steps. First, a suite of coupled state-of-the-art models will be used to create inundation, salinity distribution, habitat distribution, beach and barrier islands vulnerability, and economic impact maps for current and future climates and for various sea level rise scenarios specific to the region. The researchers will then integrate the maps into an Adaptation of Coastal Urban and Natural Ecosystems (ACUNE) web-based interactive decision-support tool that enables users to identify areas of high vulnerability in many layers of interest. This information will be useful for strategic coastal resiliency planning. To ensure the tools use, end-users will be consulted during its development and trained on how to use the tool.

Project Contact

Project Partners

U.S. Geological Survey, The Institute of Regional Conservation

Affiliated Institutions

Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Miami


Project ID: 629
Project Name: A Web-Based Interactive Decision-Support Tool for Adaptation of Coastal Urban and Natural Ecosystems (ACUNE) in Southwest Florida
SourceUID: 0
Latitude: 29.63599
Longitude: -82.36992
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Alachua
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: The University of Florida
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Y. Peter Sheng
Point of Contact – Phone: pete@coastal.ufl.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 352-392-9537 x1521
Other Partners: U.S. Geological Survey, The Institute of Regional Conservation
Affiliated Institutions: Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Miami
Link: https://restoreactscienceprogram.noaa.gov/funded-projects/local-coastal-tool
Project Comments: None
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): 995487
DWH Funder: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 4: NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 995487
DWH Source: Transocean
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 6
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB