Using past seagrass restoration projects to inform research and improve the monitoring of future restoration efforts


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Florida

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Research-Practice Grant

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations
Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Project Description

Seagrass restoration has become a management strategy embraced within the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Yet, evidence-based review of seagrass restoration in the GOM has been limited by the scarcity of studies in peer-reviewed literature. However, valuable information regarding methods and outcomes exists within many technical reports filed to governmental agencies during permitting and monitoring activities. Difficulties in cataloguing/tracking permitted seagrass work remain formidable impediments precluding accurate assessment of restoration effort by seagrass taxon or geography. The proposed multifaceted study addresses the topic: “Integration of monitoring and evaluation into environmental restoration projects to improve outcomes in the GOMa. A comprehensive database will be assembled providing detailed information on >150 permitted seagrass projects involving > 250 project sites along the Florida Gulf coast. The proposed study would add a heretofore-unavailable component to this process: a summary and meta-analysis of past permitted work. The proposed project, representing the combined contributions of researchers and practitioners, and led by a research team well-versed in seagrass restoration, offers the first attempt to translate results from past studies on seagrass restoration in the GOM to improve future restoration efforts.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 746
Project Name: Using past seagrass restoration projects to inform research and improve the monitoring of future restoration efforts
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Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: University of South Florida
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Susan Bell
Point of Contact – Phone: sbell@usf.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/funded-projects/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: 0
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): 428929
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Research-Practice Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 428929
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C