Ongoing Environmental Studies – Biological - All Regions

Biological Studies to investigate the sea bed and the organisms inhabiting it (benthic ecology), fisheries, non-protected marine birds and other species, and marine ecological monitoring.

Study Name  

 

Study Number 

Initiating an Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) for Ecosystem Monitoring

  AK-15-01

An Analysis of Marine Environmental Conditions to Improve Understanding of Ecological Processes in Lower Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay Alaska

 

AK-14-x10

Alaska Monitoring and Assessment Program (AKMAP) Survey of Estuaries within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

  AK-13-03-11

Testing the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Intertidal Surveys – proof of concept

 

AK-13-03-08

Biogeochemical Assessment of the OCS Arctic Waters: Current Status & Vulnerability to Climate Change

 

AK-08-12-03

Trophic Links: Forage Fish, Their Prey, and Ice Seals in the Northeast Chukchi Sea

 

AK-08-12-05

Population Assessment of Snow Crab, Chionoecetes opilio, in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas Including Oil and Gas Lease areas

 

AK-08-12-09

Beaufort Sea Marine Fish Monitoring Survey in the Central Beaufort Sea

 

AK-10-06

Joint Funding Opportunities in Existing Marine Fish Studies

 

AK-10-09b

Seabird Distribution and Abundance in the Offshore Environment

 

AK-10-10

Hanna Shoal Ecosystem Study

 

AK-11-03

Distribution of Fish, Crab and Lower Trophic Communities in the Chukchi Sea Lease Area

 

AK-11-08

Shorebirds and Infaunal Abundance and Distribution on Delta Mudflats along the Beaufort Sea

 

AK-11-10a

Wading Shorebirds Habitats, Food Resources, Associated Infauna, Sediment Characteristics and Biomediation Potential of Resident Microbiota of Deltaic Mudflats

 

AK-11-10b

U.S.-Canada Transboundary Fish and Lower Trophic Communities 

 

AK-12-04

Distribution and Habitat Use of Fish in the Nearshore Ecosystem of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas

  AK-12-06

Exploration and Research of Mid-Atlantic Deepwater Hard Bottom Habitats and Shipwrecks with Emphasis on Canyons and Coral Communities 

 

AT-10-03

Determining Offshore Use by Diving Marine Birds Using Satellite Telemetry   AT-12-02
Pilot Study: Tracking Offshore Occurrence of Common Terns and American Oystercatchers with VHF Arrays   AT-13-01
Habitat Mapping and Assessment in Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Wind Energy Areas (Mid and North Atlantic Planning Areas)   AT-13-02
Integrative Statistical Modeling and Predictive Mapping of Seabird Distribution and Abundance on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf   AT-13-03
EMF (Electromagnetic Field) Impacts on Elasmobranch (sharks, rays and skates) and American Lobster Movement and Migration   AT-14-04

Compendium of Marine Bird Data for Offshore Renewable Energy Decision Making

  AT-14-05

Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks 

 

GM 08-03

New Invasive Marine Species Colonizing Oil/Gas Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Verification and Examination of Spread 

 

GM-09-01-07

Biomass and Mass Balance Isotope Content of Seep Populations on the Upper Slope of Gulf of Mexico Determined from Archived Samples 

 

GM-09-01-08

Optimization of Non-Voucher Gulf of Mexico Benthic Fauna Specimen Archives with the U. S. Museum of Natural History

 

GM-09-01-11

Evaluating the Importance of Shallow Water Rigs as Habitat for Newly Recruited Reef Associated Fishes in the OCS off Louisiana

 

GM-09-01-12

Genetic Affinities in Populations of the Invasive Indo-Pacific Coral Tubastraea micranthus on Northern Gulf of Mexico Platforms: Multiple Invasions

  GM-09-01-13

GulfSERPENT: Continuing and Expanding a Deepwater Biological Observation System in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

  GM-09-01-16

Deep-Water Coral Distribution and Abundance on Active Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms and Decommissioned "Rigs-to-Reefs" Platforms 

 

GM-11-01a

Deep-Water Reconnaissance of Potentially Sensitive Biological Features (PSBF's) Surrounding Shelf-Edge Topographic Banks in the Northern Gulf of Mexico 

 

GM-11-01b

Eastern Brown Pelicans: dispersal, seasonal movements, and monitoring of PAHs and other contaminants in the northern Gulf of Mexico

  GM-12-03

Abundance and Distribution of Commercially Important Estuarine Dependent Species Populations within the Gulf of Mexico

  GM-12-x10

Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks: 2014-2017

  GM-14-06

Review of the Long Term Monitoring Program at the Flower Garden Banks

  GM-14-x11
Deepwater Coral and Chemosynthetic Atlas and Modeling Program: Gulf of Mexico

  GM-15-06

Short-term Movement, Home Range, and Behavior of Red Snapper Around Petroleum Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico as Determined by High Resolution Acoustic Telemetry 

 

GM-92-42-104

Surveying for Marine Birds in the Northwest Atlantic 

 

NT-09-03

Working Group and Research Planning to Identify the Habitat Value and Function of Shoal/Ridge/Trough Complexes on the Outer Continental Shelf

 

NT-12-06

Marine Arctic Ecosystems Study: A Multi-Agency NOPP Partnership (MARES)

 

NT-13-05

Continued Archiving of Outer Continental Shelf Invertebrates by the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

 

NT-14-01

Regional Importance of Manmade Structures as Rockfish Nurseries

 

PC-10-01

Habitat Affinities and At-sea Ranging Behaviors among Main Hawaiian Island Seabirds

  PC-13-03

Potential Impacts of Submarine Power Cables on Crab Harvest

  PC-14-02

Year-round and Diel Patterns in Habitat-use of Seabirds off Oregon

  PC-14-03

BOEM-MARINe (Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network)

  PC-15-02

A Demonstration Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (BON) for Ecosystem Monitoring

  PC-15-05

Cross-shelf Habitat Suitability Modeling

  PC-15-07
Disturbance Index Development for the Pacific OCS   PC-16-04

Analysis of Long-term Seabird Colony Legacy Data in the Pacific Northwest as a Regional Baseline

 

PC-16-06