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Funded Projects by Year

Funded Projects┬á 2010 – present 2020-2022 Expand ┬╗ Steve Elgar and Britt Raubenheimer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Shoreline Resilience and Inlet Management ┬╗ Scott Gallager and Jim Churchill, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Assessing the Seasonal and Storm-Impacted Transport and Biological Fate of Micro- and Nanoplastics Discharged from Wastewater Treatment Facilities into Massachusetts Coastal Waters ┬╗…

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Storms, Erosion, Flooding

Storms, Erosion, Flooding Seventy-five percent of the population of Massachusetts lives in coastal counties and our coasts provide an even greater number of people a wide range of economic, social, and recreational opportunities. Competing uses of our coastline can result in conflicts between the protection of waterfront upland property and the preservation of the beneficial…

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2002-2004 Projects

Developmental Effects of Contaminants on Salinity Preference and Seawater Survival for Atlantic Salmon: Integrating Physiology and Behavior Stephen D. McCormick, Darren T. Lerner, and Emily Monosson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Over the last 20 years populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in northern New England have decreased ten-fold, resulting in their recent listing as an…

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Managed Retreat

Managed Retreat In the coastal environment, managed retreat is a planned, coordinated movement of people, homes, and buildings away from flood and erosion hazards. Because of rising sea levels due to climate change, governments, communities, and homeowners are paying increasing attention to managed retreat from low-lying coastal areas. Coastal Homeowner Buyout Climate change is bringing…

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