NERRS Science Collaborative Transfer Awards Announced

Monday, August 10, 2015

The University of Michigan Water Center is pleased to announce the outcome of this year’s competition for science transfer projects under NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative. Science Transfer awards are provided to organizations who find new ways to use reserve-based information and assets to further the nation’s coastal management goals. Awards totaling $358,000 were made to 8 projects, involving 16 reserve sites. These projects will develop climate planning scenarios, establish information and partnership networks to support coastal stewardship, develop curricula in support of K-12 science programming, and strengthen the reserve network in a variety of ways. See the table below or  Download the (PDF).

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Science Collaborative is managed by the University of Michigan Water Center through a cooperative agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Science Collaborative puts reserve-based science to work by supporting collaborative research that addresses coastal management problems important to the reserves. Funding for the research reserves and this program comes from NOAA. The U-M Water Center is part of the Graham Sustainability Institute, which fosters sustainability through translational science, transformative learning, and campus leadership.

2015 NERRS Science Collaborative Science Transfer Projects

Project Lead and Affiliation Project Title Participating  NERRs
Danielle Boudreau,
Tijuana River NERR
Overcoming Uncertainty with Climate Scenario Planning: Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience on the Kenai Peninsula, AK by Transferring Lessons Learned from Climate Adaptation in San Diego, CA
Tijuana River NERR (CA)
Kachemak Bay NERR(AK)
Dr. Jeff Crooks,
Tijuana River NERR
Monitoring and Management of Lagoon Mouths in Southern California

Tijuana River NERR (CA)

Stephen Emmett-Mattox, Restore America’s Estuaries Establishing a Blue Carbon Network for the Gulf Coast to Meet Reserve and End-User Needs and Advance Coastal Stewardship Goals Apalachicola NERR(FL)
Grand Bay NERR (MS)
Mission-Aransas NERR (TX)
Rookery Bay NERR (FL)
Weeks Bay NERR (MS)
Dr. Thomas M. Grothues,
Rutgers University
Transfer of SWMP analytical products and capability to NERR Research Coordinators Jacques Cousteau NERR (NJ)
Delaware NERR (DE)
Hudson River (NY)
Chesapeake Bay NERR (MD)
Chesapeake Bay NERR (VA)
Emilie Hauser,
Hudson River NERR
Transfer of the Findings of the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project to other Resiliency Efforts in New York State Hudson River NERR (NY)
Suzanne Kahn,
Wells NERR
Using Sentinel Site Data to Teach about Coastal Impacts of Climate Change Wells NERR (ME)
Waquoit Bay NERR (MA)
Great Bay NERR (NH)
Narragansett Bay NERR (RI)
Sarah Nuss,
Chesapeake Bay NERR, VA
Virginia Scientists & Educators Alliance (VA SEA) Chesapeake Bay NERR (VA)
Robin Weber,
Narragansett Bay NERR
Applying Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Tool for Coastal Habitats in the Northeast Reserves Narragansett Bay NERR (RI)
Wells NERR (ME)
Great Bay NERR (NH)
Waquoit Bay NERR (MA)
Chesapeake Bay NERR (VA)
August 5, 2015,  Downloadable PDF    
   

For more information, see:  NERRS Science Collaborative  and  National Estuarine Research and Reserve System