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Project Title: Monitoring of Invasive Species in Ballast Water

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Grant ID Number:GL - 00E01100-1
EPA Region:EPA R5AAShip:R05 - Region 5
Division/Office:Great Lakes National Program OfficeLab/Office:
Grant Program:
Recipient Name: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
City:Recipient Type:State Institution of Higher Learning
State:WICong District:04
Competition Status:
Award Date:09/15/2014Cum Award:$377,715
Project Start:10/01/2012Project End:12/31/2015
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Monitoring of Invasive Species in Ballast Water
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 113-76. The applicant will develop holograph-based technology and related software that will allow for the detection of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in places and in environments where such detection is not currently feasible. In particular, the technology will allow vessels to monitor for the presence of AIS in ballast water at the start of, during, and at the end of a voyage. In addition, the applicant will hold webinars on AIS detection.

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Project Officer Laura Evans 312-886-0851
Grant Specialist Robert Fields 312-886-9017

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