Long Island Sound Mapping - Phase 2

Lead PI: Dr. Frank O Nitsche

Unit Affiliation: Marine and Polar Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2017 - December 2021
Inactive
North America ; Long Island Sound ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will map the benthic environment of Long Island Sound to identify areas of resource concern, and areas that are suitable of future infrastructure. Products from the project will include: acoustic intensity, seafloor topography, ecological habitats, sediment texture and environments, and the physical environment of the water column.

SPONSOR:

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,113,945

RESEARCH TEAM:

Timothy Kenna, Vicki Lynn Ferrini, Cecilia McHugh, Roger Flood

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Stony Brook University, CUNY Queens College, University of Connecticut

KEYWORDS

mapping estuary acoustics long island sound planning sediment resources seafloor topography benthic environment

THEMES

Sustainable living