Biosensors for the Measurement of Bivalve Valve Movement

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Jackson State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program

Project Location: Mississippi

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Oysters / Reefs

Project Description

This project will make use of the advances in electronic and computer technology to develop and build a sensor system that can remotely measure and record the valve movement of bivalves. This system will be used in Mississippi Gulf oyster reefs to continuously measure and report the valve gaping of oysters. These data, together with data from the other University partners, may be used to better assess the health of oyster reefs.

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Project ID: 908
Project Name: Biosensors for the Measurement of Bivalve Valve Movement
SourceUID: mbrace-2017-01
Latitude: 30.29987
Longitude: -88.94215
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Harrison
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Jackson State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Kamal Ali
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: (601) 979-1183
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 625000
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 625000
DWH Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 6
Total Amount Leveraged: 0