Administration and Outreach

EPA Grant Number: X832302C010
Subproject: this is subproject number 010 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant X832302
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments (C–SPACE)
Center Director: D'Elia, Christopher F
Title: Administration and Outreach
Investigators: D'Elia, Christopher F , Gore, James
Institution: University of South Florida
EPA Project Officer: Packard, Benjamin H
Project Period: September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2008
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2004) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Targeted Research


Administrative efforts have gone quite well. Inasmuch as this is the first year of a multi-year program, adequate time and resources remain to make any adjustments that are warranted to complete projects. As might be expected with a project of such a large scope and with so many researchers and board members involved, it has been extremely difficult setting meeting times acceptable to all concerned. Nonetheless, principal investigators (PIs) Gore and D’Elia meet regularly and communicate frequently with project PIs, often on an individual basis. With regards to the outreach function, the Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments (C-SPACE) is a proud co-sponsor of the Community, Science, and Environmental Policy Brown Bag Discussion, referred to for short as the “Brown Bag.” (See Exit This 1.25 hour public forum is held the second Friday of the month, now in a permanent home, the Normille Conference Room at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) building on the University of South Florida (USF) at St. Petersburg campus. A wide range of speakers touch on a variety of environmental science and policy issues, with ample opportunity for open and public discussion being provided. This session is attended by 40-100 people from USF, its partner institutions, and the public. In addition, the C-SPACE Program has hosted a Web site since its inception. This site can be found at Exit and is maintained by Dr. Bob Wang.

Supplemental Keywords:

water, watersheds, groundwater, land, soil, marine, estuary, chemicals, toxics, PCB, heavy metals, ecosystem, restoration, terrestrial, aquatic, habitat, innovative technology, remediation, restoration, public policy, decision making, modeling, monitoring, analytical, remote sensing, Florida, FL, EPA Region 4, social science, Florida (FL), Phosphate rock mining (SIC 1475), water, orthophosphate, total phosphorus, Tampa Bay, Bishops Harbor, Cockroach Bay, sediment, pore water.,

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2006 Progress Report
  • 2007
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    X832302    Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments (C–SPACE)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    X832302C001 Past and Present Water Quality in Florida Coastal Waters
    X832302C002 Cyanobacteria Proliferation and Eutrophication in Florida Lakes
    X832302C003 Reactive Metal Particle Emulsions for Removal of PCBs
    X832302C004 The Social and Environmental Dimensions of Xeriscaping: A Pathway for Ameliorating Coastal Environments
    X832302C005 An Historical Perspective on the Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Phosphate Industry on the Tampa Bay Region
    X832302C006 Interfacing SWAT and PHABSIM: A Potential GIS-based Water Resource Management Tool
    X832302C007 Acquisition of Counters for Gamma-Emitting Radioisotopes
    X832302C008 Guided Surface Vehicles
    X832302C009 Science Journalism
    X832302C010 Administration and Outreach