Developing an integrated monitoring and assessment framework for evaluating ecosystem service outcomes from seagrass restoration in the Gulf of Mexico


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida State University

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

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Seagrass restoration is a major priority for the Gulf of Mexico, including the Florida Gulf Coast (FGC), because of long-term degradation of seagrass habitat by human impacts and a growing appreciation for the many benefits that healthy seagrass beds provide to people (i.e., ecosystem services). However, these ecosystem services are rarely quantified and tracked as part of monitoring programs, likely due to limited resources and the lack of consistent approaches for measuring ecosystem service delivery across locations. To address this gap, the proposed work aims to develop a general framework for monitoring and assessing the ecosystem service outcomes of seagrass restoration, focusing on the FCG as an initial case study. The framework will rely on spatial modelling approaches to guide and supplement limited restoration and monitoring resources.

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Project ID: 774
Project Name: Developing an integrated monitoring and assessment framework for evaluating ecosystem service outcomes from seagrass restoration in the Gulf of Mexico
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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
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Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Sarah Lester
Point of Contact – Phone: slester@fsu.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
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Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
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Purpose: 0
Public Access: None
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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): 365699
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 : 365699
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