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Project: South Coast MPA Baseline Monitoring

Description: Funds will be used to collect data in the marine environments of the southern California coast region, including but not limited to: habitat mapping, fish population surveys, and water quality analysis. The data will be used to document baseline conditions prior to the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in this region. Collection of baseline data is required by the federal Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) in order to determine the effectiveness of MPAs in protecting marine environments.

Reference Number: 054010049

Implemented By: Regents of University of California, San Diego, Regents of University of California, SeaGrant

Objective: Administer ocean and coastal projects for the baseline monitoring program for South Coast marine protected areas

Type: Monitoring, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $3,916,814.20

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 4/25/2016    Actual Completion: 6/30/2017

Associated Counties: Statewide

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Ocean Protection Council8/12/2013$1,189,412.68
Prop. 84, Ocean Protection Council6/6/2014$2,727,401.52

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Other  


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