NOAA NERRS Science Collaborative

The NOAA NERRS Science Collaborative (NSC) fosters the development and application of research that addresses coastal management problems important to NOAA and state and local coastal zone managers. The NSC supports research, assessment, and transfer activities that address critical coastal management issues identified by the NERRS in order to improve the long-term stewardship of the nation’s estuaries. The NSC administers annual requests for proposals to identify, fund, and foster science-based projects that address coastal management problems important to the coastal reserves. If you have questions about these funding opportunities, please contact NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management or visit the University of Michigan Water Center.

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Assessing Ecological and Physical Performance of Sustainable Shoreline Structures

  • Lead: Stuart Findlay
    Location: Hudson River NERR, NY
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: findlays@caryinstitute.org
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2018

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Assessing How Climate Change Will Affect Coastal Habitats in the Northeast

  • Lead: Robin Weber
    Location: Narragansett Bay NERR, RI
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: robin@nbnerr.org
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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Bringing Wetlands to Market on the Gulf Coast

  • Lead: Dana Sjostrom
    Location: Mission-Aransas NERR, TX
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: Dana.Sjostrom@utexas.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2018

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Bringing Wetlands to Market: Expanding Blue Carbon Implementation

  • Lead: James Rassman
    Location: Waquoit Bay NERR, MA
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: james.rassman@state.ma.us
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2018

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Carrying Out Climate Scenario Planning for the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

  • Lead: Danielle Boudreau
    Location: Kachemak Bay NERR, AK; Tijuana River NERR, CA
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: dboudreau@trnerr.org
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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Climate Education for a Changing Bay Expansion

  • Lead: Sarah McGuire
    Location: Chesapeake Bay NERR, VA
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: mcguire@vims.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2018

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Collaborative Research to Manage Stormwater Impacts on Coastal Reserves

  • Lead: Rachel Noble
    Location: Rachel Carson NERR, NC
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: rtnoble@email.unc.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2019

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Communicating Results from the Tidal Marsh Resilience Synthesis

  • Lead: Kerstin Wasson
    Location: Elkhorn Slough NERR, CA
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: kerstin.wasson@gmail.com
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2017

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Creating an Alliance of Scientists and Educators in Virginia

  • Lead: Sarah McGuire
    Location: Chesapeake Bay NERR, VA
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: mcguire@vims.edu
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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Dams and Sediment in the Hudson

  • Lead: David Ralston
    Location: Hudson River NERR, NY
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: dralston@whoi.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2019

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Decreasing Vulnerability for Maine’s Beach-Based Business Community

  • Lead: Annie Cox
    Location: Wells NERR, ME
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: acox@wellsnerr.org
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2018

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Developing New Ways to Analyze Reserve Monitoring Data

  • Lead: Thomas M. Grothues
    Location: Jacques Cousteau NERR, NJ
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: grothues@marine.rutgers.edu
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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End-User Derived Research to Improve the Effectiveness, Sustainability, and Prevalence of Coastal Restoration Projects

  • Lead: Eric Sparks
    Location: Weeks Bay NERR, AL
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: eric.sparks@msstate.edu
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2018

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Enhancing Coordination on Shoreline Management and Resilience Measures in New York State

  • Lead: Emilie Hauser
    Location: Hudson River NERR, NY
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: emilie.hauser@dec.ny.gov
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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Establishing a Blue Carbon Network for the Gulf Coast

  • Lead: Stephen Emmett-Mattox
    Location: Apalachicola Bay NERR, FL; Grand Bay NERR, MS; Mission-Aransas NERR, TX; Rookery Bay NERR, FL; Weeks Bay NERR, AL
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: sem@estuaries.org
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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Evaluating Living Shorelines to Inform Regulatory Decision-Making in South Carolina

  • Lead: Denise Sanger
    Location: ACE Basin NERR, SC
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: sangerd@dnr.sc.gov
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2018

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Evaluation of the Ecosystem Services of Shellfish Culture Operations in North Carolina

  • Lead: Elizabeth Darrow
    Location: North Carolina NERR, NC
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: darrowe@uncw.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2019

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Exploring the Trends, the Science, and the Options of Buffer Management in the Great Bay Watershed

  • Lead: Cory Riley; David Patrick
    Location: Great Bay NERR, NH
    Type: Integrated Assessment

  • Contact: cory.riley@wildlife.nh.gov; david.patrick@tnc.org
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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Improved understanding of sediment dynamics for the South Slough NERR and the greater Coos Bay Estuary

  • Lead: David Sutherland
    Location: Coos Bay Estuary, OR
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: dsuth@uoregon.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2019

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Investigating the Interconnectedness of Climate Change, Nuisance Mosquitos, and Resilience of Coastal Salt Marsh Systems

  • Lead: Richard Lathrop
    Location: Jacques Cousteau NERR, NJ
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: lathrop@crssa.rutgers.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2019

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Monitoring and Management of Lagoon Mouths in Southern California

  • Lead: Jeff Crooks
    Location: Tijuana River NERR, CA; San Diego Bay, CA; Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, CA
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: jcrooks@trnerr.org
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System Meteorological Data

  • Lead: Centralized Data Management Office
    Location: NERRS
    Type: Monitoring Data

  • Contact: melissa@belle.baruch.sc.edu
    Funding Year: Ongoing - Ongoing

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System Nutrient and Pigment Data

  • Lead: Centralized Data Management Office
    Location: NERRS
    Type: Monitoring Data

  • Contact: melissa@belle.baruch.sc.edu
    Funding Year: Ongoing - Ongoing

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System Vegetation Monitoring Data

  • Lead: Centralized Data Management Office
    Location: NERRS
    Type: Monitoring Data

  • Contact: melissa@belle.baruch.sc.edu
    Funding Year: Ongoing - Ongoing

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System Water Quality Data

  • Lead: Centralized Data Management Office
    Location: NERRS
    Type: Monitoring Data

  • Contact: melissa@belle.baruch.sc.edu
    Funding Year: Ongoing - Ongoing

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Promoting Coastal Community Resilience through Alaska Fisheries Business Self-Assessments

  • Lead: Ingrid Syverine Abrahamson
    Location: Kackemak Bay NERR, AK
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: isabrahamson@alaska.edu
    Funding Year: 2017 - 2019

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Quantification and Public Dissemination of Carbon Stocks Data for Pacific Northwest Tidal Wetlands

  • Lead: Craig Cornu
    Location: South Slough NERR, OR; Padilla Bay NERR, WA
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: cecornu@gmail.com
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2019

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Re-Engineering Living Shorelines for High-Energy Coastal Environments

  • Lead: Christine Angelini
    Location: Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, FL
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: c.angelini@ufl.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2018

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Spreading the Seeds of Estuary Health

  • Lead: Kenneth Rainer
    Location: Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, FL; ACE Basin NERR, SC; North Carolina NERR; Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, SC; Sapelo Island NERR, GA
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: kenneth.rainer@dep.state.fl.us
    Funding Year: 2017 - 2019

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Teachers on the Estuary: Investigating a Changing Environment

  • Lead: Suzanne Kahn
    Location: Great Bay NERR, NH; Narragansett Bay NERR, RI; Waquoit Bay NERR, MA; Wells NERR, ME
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: suzanne@wellsnerr.org
    Funding Year: 2015 - 2017

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The Coos Estuary Land Use Analysis

  • Lead: Jenni Schmitt
    Location: South Slough NERR, OR
    Type: Integrated Assessment

  • Contact: jenni.schmitt@state.or.us
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2018

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Undergraduates Develop Job Skills by Creating Interactive Software for Reserve Visitors

  • Lead: Kenneth Rainer
    Location: Delaware NERR; Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, FL; Mission-Aransas NERR, TX
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: kenneth.rainer@dep.state.fl.us
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2018

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Understanding the Role Coastal Marshes Play in Protecting Communities from Storm Surge and Flooding

  • Lead: Peter Sheng
    Location: Hudson River NERR, NY
    Type: Collaborative Research

  • Contact: pete@coastal.ufl.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2019

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Understanding the Vulnerabilities of Southeastern Coastal Habitats to Climate Change Impacts

  • Lead: Jennifer Plunket
    Location: North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, SC; North Carolina NERR, NC
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: jen@belle.baruch.sc.edu
    Funding Year: 2016 - 2018

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Watershed Stewardship in Action: Deaf Students on the Estuary (WADE)

  • Lead: Joan Muller
    Location: Waquoit Bay NERR, MA
    Type: Science Transfer

  • Contact: joan.muller@state.ma.us
    Funding Year: 2017 - 2019

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The NOAA NERRS Science Collaborative and funded partners adhere to the data management policies as set forth by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management for the NERRS National Monitoring Program. The protocols for data ownership, custodial liability, data submission and data access have been developed in accordance with known Federal guidelines and/or standards for environmental and social data collection activities.

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