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College of Arts & Sciences
Earth Sciences and Resources Institute (ESRI-SC)

Current Projects

Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Development: Geophysical Mapping and Identification of Paleolandscapes and Historic Shipwrecks Offshore South Carolina 

Office of Renewable Energy Program, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of the Interior ($1,534,189)
PIs: Paul T. Gayes (Coastal Carolina University), Camelia Knapp (ESRI-SC, USC), and James Spirek (Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology, USC); 
submitted through the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium


Southeast Offshore Storage Resource Assessment (SOSRA)

U.S. Department of Energy ($4M total; $1M for USC)
PIs: James Knapp (EOS), Camelia Knapp (ESRI-SC, EOS), Duke Brantley (ESRI-SC), and Venkat Lakshmi (EOS); Southern States Energy Board is Lead PI
Oct. 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2018


Targeted Infusion Project: Building an interdisciplinary geosciences and geospatial intelligence curricula through applied training in mapping and spatial reasoning

National Science Foundation ($332,375 total; $60,000 for USC)
PIs: Camelia Kantor (Claflin University), Camelia Knapp (ESRI-SC, EOS), Narcisa Pricope (University of North Carolina - Wilmington)
Sep. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2018


Southeast Regional Carbon Storage Partnership: Offshore Gulf of Mexico

U.S. Department of Energy ($4M total; $100,000 for ESRI)
PIs: Lead: Southern States Energy Board; USC: James Knapp (EOS), Camelia Knapp (ESRI-SC, EOS), Duke Brantley (ESRI-SC)
Mar. 1, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2022