Transport thresholds for fine sediment in vegetation


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Water Institute of the Gulf

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: Louisiana

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

Environmental Research
Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

As outlined by the National Academies report Effective Monitoring to Evaluate Ecological Restoration in the Gulf (National Academies of Sciences of 2017), predicting the rate of relative sea level rise (eustatic + subsidence) that a marsh can keep pace with is a decision-critical uncertainty that must be addressed to guide restoration efforts.The primary objective of this project is to develop a standardized data collection methodology for monitoring fine sediment transport and retention within marsh vegetation so that marsh sedimentary function can be compared between different marshes, and across different marsh types (e.g. freshwater vs. salt, nascent vs. established). This methodology will offer coastal restoration practitioners guidance on the most important hydrodynamic parameters to collect that are influential to fine sediment deposition, and how to integrate hydrodynamic, suspended sediment, and vegetation data to provide a coherent picture of marsh sedimentary function.

Project Contact

Project Partners

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Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 747
Project Name: Transport thresholds for fine sediment in vegetation
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Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Physical Aspects Research
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Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: The Water Institute of the Gulf
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Christopher Esposito
Point of Contact – Phone: cesposito@thewaterinstitute.org
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): 592179
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 : 592179
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