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AWARDS OVER $680,000 TO SOUTH CAROLINA
The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium has received a grant totaling $682,837 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The grant will support the Urbanization and Southeastern Estuarine Systems (USES) research project. This project is designed to define, measure and model the impacts of urbanization on coastal estuaries of the southeastern United States. Under the guidance of the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research at the University of South Carolina (USC), the multi-disciplinary USES research unit was formed and has conducted research since 1990. USES is composed of scientists from the Baruch Institute.
and the Bush Administration are constantly working to improve the
understanding of our environment to strengthen regional initiatives,
such as estuarine research in the southeastern United States,”
said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad
C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans
and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “This grant to the University
of South Carolina will help advance knowledge critical to those efforts
in the southeast and throughout the nation.”
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