Galveston Bay Estuary Program Status and Trends Project

Duration: 2014-2016
Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Funding Amount: $118,644
PI: Sam Brody
Project Manager: Stuart Carlton
Research Assistant: Morgan Wilson, Yoonjeong Lee


The overall objective of this project is the continued maintenance of the Galveston Bay Status and Trend Databases. For more than 40 years federal, state and local agencies and organizations have monitored the health of Galveston Bay. Many databases exist describing the Bay's water and sediment quality, living resources, and land use and land cover. The Galveston Bay Estuary Program (GBEP) of the TCEQ has sought to acquire these databases and analyze them in relation to one another, with the intent of applying for this information to decisions addressing priority management issues raised in the GBEP's The Galveston Bay Plan regarding the ecological health and integrity of the bay. The Status and Trends Maintenance Project is seen as vital in GBEP's efforts to make informed decisions, build partnerships, and inform the public.


For questions about the Center:

Dr. Sam Brody
Ocean and Coastal Studies Building
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Galveston, TX 77551
Bldg. 3029, Room 366
Phone (409) 740-4939
Fax (409) 740-4429


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