Projects Explorer

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An Integrated Assessment of Oil and Gas Release into the Marine Environment at the Former Taylor Energy MC20 Site

In 2004, the Taylor Energy Mississippi Canyon 20 (MC20) oil and gas drilling platform was toppled during Hurricane Ivan. Since the collapse of the drilling ...

Aquaculture Mapping Atlas and FARM Model

We are integrating two tools commonly used to plan for and site aquaculture: the Farm Aquaculture Resource Management (FARM) Model and the Connecticut Aquaculture Mapping ...

Aquaculture Opportunity Areas for Federal Waters of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone

The increasing demand for American-grown seafood and improved technology to farm in the open ocean provides incentive for aquaculture expansion. A recent step toward domestic ...

Assessing Biogeography, Conditions, and Marine Protected Area Efficacy in the Dry Tortugas

In 2001, state and federal agencies established the Tortugas Ecological Reserve to protect extensive unspoiled shallow-water coral reefs that support a wide variety of marine ...

Assessing Community Vulnerability to Flood Hazard in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coral Bay, St. John, USVI, after Hurricane Irma, September 25, 2017. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles Brock/FOUO (via FEMA Historic Disasters). Communities in ...

Assessing Community Vulnerability to Flood Hazards in the Baltimore, Maryland, Metro Area

High tide flooding in the inner harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland, December, 12, 2023. Credit: Coastal communities in the United States are forced to ...

Assessing Land Based Sources of Pollution in Tinian, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

Coral reefs are diverse, productive, and economically valuable ecosystem, but are threatened by a variety of stressors in including land based sources of pollution, such ...


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