Sponsors

Research and Monitoring Special Use Permits

United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

  • Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Permit # R16-028
  • Activity: Quantifying storm surge attenuation by wetlands

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

  • Locations: Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve (DMNAP) and Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve (MBNAP)
  • Activity: Quantifying storm surge attenuation by wetlands

Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)

  • Location: Monie Bay Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Activity: Quantifying storm surge attenuation by wetlands

 

Grants, Sponsors and Collaborators Acknowledgements

 

Project title: "Quantifying storm surge attenuation by wetlands"

  • Sponsor: US Department of the Interior (DOI) & National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
  • Start date: January 2015, 2 years duration.
  • PI: Celso Ferreira. Co-PIs: Jud Harvey and Jay Choy (USGS)
  • Total awarded $440,000. Celso Ferreira: $360,000. Sub-award to USGS $80,000.
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Project title: "Hazards SEES Type 2: In Hot Water and Harm's Way: Modeling to Promote Regional Resilience to Repeated Heat Waves and Hurricanes"

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Start date: September 2013, 4 years duration.
  • PI: Seth Guikema (Johns Hopkins University). GMU Sub-award PI: Celso Ferreira
  • Total awarded for Celso Ferreira (GMU-Sub award PI): $260,000 out of $3,000,000
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Project title: "SurgeNOW: Enabling real-time extreme weather coastal flooding forecasts in the Chesapeake Bay"

  • Sponsor: 4-VA: Universities Collaborating to Achieve Virginia's Goals for Higher Education
  • Start date: January 2017, 1 year duration
  • PI: Celso Ferreira (no CO-PIs)
  • Total awarded $20,000.
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Project title: "Evaluating the potential of bio-inspired soils to enhance nature based coastal resiliency systems by combining experimental and computational method"

  • Sponsor: Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research
  • Start date: August 2017, 1 year duration
  • PI: Burak Tanyu; Co-PIs Celso Ferreira and Liza Durant
  • Total awarded $100,000. Celso Ferreira: $45,000
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Project title: "Protecting Virginia from Hurricane Storm Surge with Wetlands Ecosystems: Can Nature Help to Reduce Hurricane Flood Risk?"

  • Sponsor: Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research
  • Start date: August 2013, 2 years duration
  • PI: Celso Ferreira (no CO-PIs)
  • Total awarded $100,000.
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Project title: "The insider's view of the storm: A mobile extreme weather monitoring unit to integrate the Civil Engineering Laboratory at George Mason University"

  • Sponsor:  Dominion Higher Education Partnership
  • Start date: August 2013, 1 year duration.
  • PI: Celso Ferreira (no CO-PIs)
  • Total awarded $46,000.
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Project title: "Stormwater in HD: Monitoring the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality One Site at a Time"

  • Sponsor:  Dominion's Environmental Stewardship grants program
  • Start date: August 2014, 1 year duration.
  • Co-PIs: Celso Ferreira and Viviana Maggioni
  • Total awarded for Celso Ferreira $12,500 out of $25,000.
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    Project title: "The Mason Water Data Information System (MWDIS): Empowering Data Sharing and Discovery at George Mason University and Beyond"

    • Sponsor: 4-VA: Universities Collaborating to Achieve Virginia's Goals for Higher Education
    • Start date: February 2015, 1 year duration.
    • PI: Celso Ferreira. Co-PI: Paul Houser
    • Total awarded $20,000.
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    Project title: "Cast the Net - An Adaptive Wireless Environmental Sensor Web for Stormwater"

    • Sponsor:  Dominion's Environmental Stewardship grants program
    • Start date: August 2015, 1 year duration.
    • Co-PIs: Viviana Maggioni, Celso Ferreira and Paul Houser
    • Total awarded for Celso Ferreira $8,333 out of $25,000.
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    High Performance Computing (HPC) and Cloud Computing Research Grants

     

    Project title: Modeling storm surge in the Chesapeake Bay and beyond: evaluating coastal inundation hazards and defenses [BCS130009]

    • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF) Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
    • Start date: January 2015, 1 year duration
    • PI: Celso Ferreira (no Co-PIs)
    • Total awarded 900,000 Services Units (SU) ~ Estimated at $35,918.
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    Project title: CDI - Importance of mangroves in attenuating storm surge and coastal flooding in Bangladesh: Can nature increase resilience under climate change

    • Sponsor: Microsoft Research. Program: Microsoft Azure for Research
    • Start date: January 2015, 1 year duration
    • PI: Celso Ferreira (no Co-PIs)
    • Total awarded  ~ Estimated at $20,000
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    Project title: protecting Virginia from hurricane storm surge with wetlands ecosystems: can nature help to reduce hurricane flood risk?: BCS130009

    • Sponsor: NSF Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
    • Start date: September 2013, 1 year duration
    • PI: Celso Ferreira (no Co-PIs)
    • Total awarded 614,006 Services Units (SU) ~ Estimated at $24,504.
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    Project title: Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling in the Chesapeake Bay area Request Type: New Request Number: BCS120008

    • Sponsor: NSF Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
    • Start date: September 2012, 1 year duration
    • PI: Celso Ferreira (no Co-PIs)
    • Total awarded 222,000 Services Units (SU) ~ Estimated at $8,859.
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