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NRDA projects

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Phase III NRDA Early Restoration Program projects approved: LA $340M for barrier island restoration projects and fisheries research centers-- http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/04/bps_340_million_will_restore_4.html; MS  $82 million  for four projects to "address loss of use by providing residents and visitors with new recreational options, better access to existing natural resources and a greater opportunity to enjoy them"-- http://msbusiness.com/blog/2013/05/02/governor-unveils-oil-spill-settlement-funded-projects/; AL $94 million for projects "to enhance Gulf State Park at Gulf Shores, to restore sand dunes in the undeveloped beachfront and to construct and enhance trails in the park" -- http://www.wdef.com/news/state/story/Agreement-reached-on-Ala-oil-spill-restoration/bUNqUVovFk668JmnnRwZTA.cspx?rss=3472; FL $58 million for 12 projects in 8 FL counties-- http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Gov-Scott-Announces-58-Million-in-Early-Restoration-Projects-for-Fla-Communities-205780301.html; TX $18M to support 5 projects -- http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/BP-to-pay-18M-for-Texas-Gulf-restoration-work-4484295.php.

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Andy Shepard is former director and advisor for the Gulf of Mexico Research Collaborative (www.gomurc.org).  Previous experiences include: National Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, as Science Director, marine operations specialist, chief scientist on undersea expeditions, and Center Director (2004-2008); 2008-2011-- Associate Director, Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, FL.  His research interests include: advanced undersea research technologies for ocean ecosystem studies; research, monitoring and management of benthic habitats and associated living resources; and assessment of fishing gear performance and environmental impacts.
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