Projects for Bill Dennison

Report Cards for the Clinton, Detroit, Huron, River Raisin, and Rouge Rivers

2021-07-01 — 2023-06-30

IAN is partnering with Council Fire, LLC, the Erb Family Foundation, and The Clinton River Watershed Council, Friends of the Detroit River, Huron River Watershed Council, River Raisin Watershed Council, and Friends of the Rouge River, to create socio-environmental report cards for these 5 rivers, and a report card that integrates the results into an assessment of the Detroit Michigan region.

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Coastal Ocean Assessment for Sustainability and Transformation (COAST Card)

2021-02-25 — 2025-02-25

The Coastal Ocean Assessment for Sustainability and Transformation (COAST) Card is a transnational and transdisciplinary research program funded through the Belmont Forum, a consortium of research funders that have targeted funds towards research that engages stakeholders into a co-design and co-development process, to foster solutions to global sustainability challenges. The project brings together researchers from the United States, Philippines, Norway, India, and Japan.

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edX Professional Certificate in Environmental Management for Sustainability

2020-12-01 — 2022-07-31

Do you want to “change the conversation” and guide society toward solutions for complex resilience and sustainability challenges that benefit present and future generations? This Professional Certificate program is comprised of four knowledge-rich courses including: Strategic Communication for Sustainability Leaders, Storytelling with Data Using Socio-environmental Report Cards, The Science Advisory Toolbox for Environmental Management, and Innovative Environmental Management Models:

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Translating USGS Science Into Management Products

2020-05-01 — 2022-04-30

Translation of scientific research into accessible documents is relevant to USGS’s overall mission and goals but specifically germane to the Chesapeake Bay science and restoration community. The Chesapeake Bay Program partnership, in which the USGS plays a key role, is working toward restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Darwin Harbour Report Card

2020-01-01 — 2022-01-31

The Darwin Harbour Report Card is a partnership of universities and provincial governments collaborating to evaluate the social, environmental and economic health of the Darwin Harbour region in the Northern Territory of Australia. The project seeks to engage the people of Darwin Harbour and scientific experts to gain an understanding of the pressures and state of Darwin Harbour lands and waters.

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Chesapeake Center for Collaborative Computing (C4 Continuation)

2019-04-01 — 2025-03-31

Continuation and improvement of the Chesapeake Center for Collaborative Computing (C4) under US EPA cooperative agreement CB-96365601. C4 provides computing and IT infrastructure and support for the Chesapeake Bay Program, particularly cloud computing resources, support, administration, and coordination.

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Western Lake Erie Report Card Development and Production

2018-07-01 — 2020-08-31

The purpose of this project is to create an ecosystem health report card in consultation with local stakeholders to effectively measure the nutrients and water quality of western Lake Erie. In doing so, actions will be leveraged to ensure the continued health of the lake and awareness of the significance of the lake will be increased to support the livelihood and health of local communities.

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UMCES Institutional Assessment

2018-06-04 — 2019-12-31

UMCES received accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As part of the accreditation process, UMCES needs to assess and communicate its goals better. The Institutional Assessment evaluates how successful UMCES is at meeting its goals of scientific research, public service, and education. We will do this by working through the 5-step report card process and producing a report card-like assessment for public consumption.

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Development of SAV Monitoring Methods, Manuals, and Certification for Citizen Science in Chesapeake Bay

2018-03-01 — 2019-03-31

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) scientists and managers rely on data collected by volunteers to study SAV and assess conservation and restoration needs. Although various citizen science initiatives currently survey SAV in the Chesapeake Bay, no standardized data collection protocol exists to ensure that all of these initiatives use the same methodology or collect the same data.

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Offshore Assateague Water Quality

2018-03-01 — 2022-03-01

IAN has teamed up with oceanographers at our home campus of Horn Point Laboratory and at the Department of Natural Resources in order to revisit a growing concern of algal blooms off Assateague Island National Seashore on the Southern Eastern Shore. IAN's role in this project involves synthesizing data collected offshore and helping to establish relevant thresholds for offshore nutrient data, as well as aiding in communication of the studies data and findings.

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