Council Monitoring & Assessment Program Development (NOAA) (Planning)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Multiple States

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Planning
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None

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
None
None

Project Description

The monitoring and assessment program, administered jointly by NOAA and USGS, will fund the development of basic foundational components for Gulf region-wide monitoring to measure beneficial impacts of investments in restoration. Through collaboration with the Gulf States, federal, and local partners, academia, nongovernmental/non-profit organizations, and business and industry, the program will utilize a Community of Practice (CoP) to leverage existing resources, capacities, and expertise and build on existing monitoring data and programs. The program will: (1) conduct an inventory and gap analysis of existing data and monitoring systems; (2) develop and provide recommendations to the Council for common standards and protocols; (3) establish metrics needed to measure influence of water quality and habitat restoration; (4) establish baseline conditions; and (5) provide recommendations to the Council on how to address gaps and future needs. The minimum monitoring and assessment standards will be used to: (1) efficiently evaluate and report on the effectiveness of Council-selected restoration projects and programs, and (2) assess progress towards reaching the Council’s comprehensive ecosystem restoration goals and objectives. The program will also support the Council in its yearly reporting requirements to Congress.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 663
Project Name: Council Monitoring & Assessment Program Development (NOAA) (Planning)
SourceUID: EGID38
Latitude: 29.007126
Longitude: -89.81329
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL, LA, TX, MS
County: None
Project Category: Other
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): None
Additional Project Action(s): None
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): None
Targeted Resource(s): None
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.restorethegulf.gov/sites/default/files/FPL_forDec9Vote_Errata_04-07-2016.pdf
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): 2200000
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 1700000
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 6
Total Amount Leveraged: 500000
Completeness: C