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2223944

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
SBIR Phase I: A wave attenuation technology for oyster reef restoration and small dock protection - The broader impact/commercialization potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is in advancing oyster reef restoration efforts by improving the understanding of oyster reef formation at the individual level and improving the resilience of waterfront infrastructure including small docks.

This project will develop a technology that could improve ecosystem services and private dock protection. The socioeconomic importance of intact infrastructure and coastal protection includes maintaining property values, economic job opportunities, and supporting coastal infrastructure by minimizing erosion.

This project is focused on a shallow water wave attenuation system that does not restrict water flow behind it and does not create sediment accretion. This system is needed for both oyster reef restoration and the protection of small docks. Oyster reefs do not establish in areas that have been channelized and are then subjected to both boat waking and increased fetch due to the increased wave energy.

The proposed system will be indexed to the water surface and will adapt to changes in water height but will necessarily be anchored to the bottom. What is unknown in this project is how rigidly the system has to encounter oncoming waves in order to both survive extreme events and not absorb too much wave energy as to limit water flow.

The development of a nontoxic and biocompatible prototype would provide the data necessary to project both economic and hedonic valuation. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.
Awarding / Funding Agency
Place of Performance
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174-5506 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Related Opportunity
None
Botelmot Research was awarded Project Grant 2223944 worth $254,493 from National Science Foundation in March 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Ormond Beach Florida United States. The grant has a duration of 1 year and was awarded through assistance program 47.084 NSF Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships.

SBIR Details

Research Type
SBIR Phase I
Title
SBIR Phase I:A wave attenuation technology for oyster reef restoration and small dock protection
Abstract
The broader impact/commercialization potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is in advancing oyster reef restoration efforts by improving the understanding of oyster reef formation at the individual level and improving the resilience of waterfront infrastructure including small docks. This project will develop a technology that could improve ecosystem services and private dock protection. The socioeconomic importance of intact infrastructure and coastal protection includes maintaining property values, economic job opportunities, and supporting coastal infrastructure by minimizing erosion._x000D_ _x000D_ This project is focused on a shallow water wave attenuation system that does not restrict water flow behind it and does not create sediment accretion.This system is needed for both oyster reef restoration and the protection of small docks. Oyster reefs do not establish in areas that have been channelized and are then subjected to both boat waking and increased fetch due to the increased wave energy. The proposed system will be indexed to the water surface and will adapt to changes in water height but will necessarily be anchored to the bottom.What is unknown in this project is how rigidly the system has to encounter oncoming waves in order to both survive extreme events and not absorb too much wave energy as to limit water flow.The development of a nontoxic and biocompatible prototype would provide the data necessary to project both economic and hedonic valuation._x000D_ _x000D_ This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.
Topic Code
ET
Solicitation Number
NSF 22-551

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 3/2/23

Period of Performance
3/1/23
Start Date
2/29/24
End Date
98.0% Complete

Funding Split
$254.5K
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$254.5K
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 2223944

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
2223944
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Small Business
Awarding Office
491503 TRANSLATIONAL IMPACTS
Funding Office
491503 TRANSLATIONAL IMPACTS
Awardee UEI
JJMQSDT69456
Awardee CAGE
92GD1
Performance District
Not Applicable

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Research and Related Activities, National Science Foundation (049-0100) General science and basic research Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $254,493 100%
Modified: 3/2/23