NCCOS Implements Ten New Sponsored Research Projects, Totaling Over $3.7 Million
In Fiscal Year 2010, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) has provided nearly $4,000,000 sponsoring 10 new research projects under 5 different research programs. Projects were selected through a rigorous, competitive, peer-review process.
This cutting-edge research will provide the critical information and predictive capabilities required to manage the Nation’s coastal resources in an ecosystem context. New projects continue to advance three major program areas: Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP), Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR) and the Harmful Algal Blooms Program (ECOHAB, MERHAB, PCMHAB)
- Green Bay Hypoxia: Biogeochemical Dynamics, Watershed Inputs and Climate Change
- Shallow Water Hypoxia – Tipping the Balance for Individuals, Populations and Ecosystems
- Ecophysiology and Toxicity of Heterosigma akashiwo in Puget Sound: A Living Laboratory Ecosystem Approach
- Establishing the Sources of Phosphorus Promoting Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms in the U.S. Great Lakes Using Gene Expression Assays
- Modeling Favorable Habitat Areas for Alexandrium catenella in Puget Sound and Evaluating the Effects of Climate Change
- Comparative Analysis of Quantitative Detection Methods of Enumeration of HAB Species: Applications for Resource Management
- Characterization of Algicidal Agent Produced by Shewanella sp. IRI-160 and Impact on Dinoflagellate Physiology/Microbial Community Dynamics
- Mitigating Microcystis in the Chesapeake
- Suppression of Alexandrium Blooms by Resuspension and Burial of Resting
In addition, NCCOS sponsors 27 continuing projects under 10 different research program areas for an overall FY 2010 funding total of about $16.8M.