Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-IV: Consortia Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Community and Human Health

Project Description

The Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER) team will focus its investigations on critical living resources that underpin the extraordinary productivity of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s (nGoM ) “fertile crescent.” We will use our existing in-depth understanding of the ecology of this economically vital region, along with an integrated program of sampling and experimentation to evaluate the role of biological diversity (ranging from genotype to ecosystem) in determining how the nGoM ecosystem can resist and recover from disturbance and stress produced by exposure to oil and dispersants.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Florida Gulf Coast University, Louisiana State University, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Siena College, The University of Alabama, University of South Alabama, University of South Florida


Project ID: 79
Project Name: Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER)
SourceUID: 262
Latitude: 30.2503634
Longitude: -88.07877409
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL, LA, MA, NJ, NY
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Community and Human Health
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: John Valentine
Point of Contact – Phone: jvalentine@disl.org
Point of Contact – Email: 662-325-2809
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Florida Gulf Coast University, Louisiana State University, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Siena College, The University of Alabama, University of South Alabama, University of South Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=262
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): 6497050
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-IV: Consortia Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 6497050
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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