Numerous complementary efforts are underway along the Gulf Coast, including the Texas Coastal Exchange and the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker.

Marsh Restoration Utilizing Small Dredge Technology

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During 2010-2013, a custom-built mini dredge filled 1.5 acres of open water with material from an adjacent canal. In 2015 a small dredge filled an additional 15 acres of open water with material from an adjacent canal.  Subsequent natural plant colonization and recruitment has resulted in 10 acres of new marsh by July 2018. This […]

The Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker

The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Project Tracker is a centralized directory of projects funded as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It is a comprehensive picture of the locations, types, costs, funding sources, and scope of Gulf of Mexico oil spill-related recovery, restoration, and research projects. Each project snapshot includes a brief project description, a […]

The Texas Coastal Exchange

The Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX) examines the potential market for a system that would pay landowners to restore natural ecosystems like native prairies and oyster reefs that protect the Gulf Coast from hurricane and severe storm damage.  TCX was developed at the Severe Storm Prevention, Education and Evacuation from Disaster(“SSPEED”) Center at Rice University.