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Consortium Receives National Sea Grant Funding for 2010-2012

Apr 26, 2010 | News

The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded $1.28 million to the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium to support its first-year research, extension, communications, and education efforts for 2010-2012. Eleven research and education projects have received funding to examine marine- and coastal-resource needs.

The Coastal and Ocean Landscape

  • Submarine Groundwater Discharge to Long Bay, S.C.: Preliminary Assessment of Land Use Impact, Geological Controls, and Nutrient Loads. Richard Viso, Coastal Carolina University.
  • Characterization of Wave and Current Energy Levels in Estuarine Waters for Ecological and Particulate Dispersion Studies: Case Study Winyah Bay, S.C. George Voulgaris, University of South Carolina.

Sustainable Coastal Development and Economy 

  • Infiltration versus Retention for Stormwater Quantity and Quality Management: A Continued Assessment of Rainfall Response 
in Coastal South Carolina Watersheds. Dan Hitchcock, Clemson University.
  • Linking Residential Development and Organic Matter Loading to the Coastal Zone: The Role of Stormwater Ponds as Sources of Bioreactive Organic Carbon and Nitrogen. Erik Smith, University of South Carolina.

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Tagging of Horseshoe Crabs in Conjunction with Commercial Harvesters and the Biomedical Industry in South Carolina. Larry DeLancey, S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
  • Drought and Decline of Blue Crabs in South Carolina. Michael Childress, Clemson University.
  • Development of Non-Lethal Genetic Techniques for Age and Sex Determination in Two Recreationally Important Fishes in South Carolina. Tanya Darden, S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
  • Evaluating the Comparative Survival and Growth of Diploid and Triploid Single Eastern Oysters in South Carolina. Peter Kingsley-Smith, S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
  • Commercialization of Bait Shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) Aquaculture through Year-Round Production in Indoor Facilities Using Clear Water and Biotic-based Culture Systems. John Leffler, S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

Hazard Resilience in Coastal Communities

  • Predicting Building Envelope Failures of Residential Structures Due to Atlantic Basin Hurricane Wind Hazard. Wei Chiang Pang, Clemson University.

Scientific Literacy and Workforce Development

  • The Gulf Stream Transect Oceanography Program (GuSTO): Undergraduate Workforce Training in Ocean Science Research. Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston.