New Hampshire

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Building Maximized Retention Electronic Monitoring Capacity in the New England Groundfish Fishery
Support the implementation of the maximized retention electronic monitoring model in the New England groundfish fishery by piloting a third-party dockside monitoring approach to build regional capacity to support 100 percent monitoring on vessels. Project will facilitate the transition to an industry led effort and support implementation by providing technical assistance to sectors, fishers, and dealers using a maximized retention model to meet their monitoring requirements.

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Building Capacity to Protect Communities and Tidal Wetlands (NH)
Build upon the state guidance to develop a dynamic sea-level rise and storm surge model for coastal New Hampshire. Project will use the model to test the effectiveness of community-driven conceptual adaptation alternatives for eight transportation and local land use pilot projects, as well as publish best practices for conducting alternatives analyses that consider future flood conditions, social vulnerability, and nature-based designs that protect tidal wetlands.

The Nature Conservancy
Develop, Test and Deploy Machine Learning to Reduce Storage for Electronic Monitoring of Fisheries (multiple states)
Develop, widely test and deploy open source computer vision tools which identify and trim video segments to reduce archival video storage costs for fisheries electronic monitoring. Project will employ a two-step process where detection of humans is completed during video review and trimming is done only after video review is completed to reduce risk of eliminating important fishing activity and to facilitate adoption by regulators.

University of New Hampshire
Building Coastal Resilience for the Broader Great Marsh System of New Hampshire and Massachusetts
Stabilize dunes across the five barrier beach towns of Great Marsh, complete marsh restoration efforts in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary, conduct a sediment placement pilot in Great Bay Estuary, and create a scholarship initiative focused on climate adaptation across the states. Project will preserve and strengthen the resiliency of broader Great Marsh and reduce human vulnerability to the growing risks from coastal storms and sea-level rise, with direct benefits to fish and wildlife.