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Development of a Tool for Verificaton of Ballast Water Exchange

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66984
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRS5703C10002
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DAKOTA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2201-A 12TH STREET NORTH FARGO, ND 58102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Development of a Tool for Verificaton of Ballast Water Exchange
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRS5703C10002
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

Instruction of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) by ballast water poses a significant ecological and economical threat to United States harbors. Open ocean exchanges of ballast water outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in waters greater than 2000 meters deep is the primary method used to reduce this threat. To verify that ballast exchange has occurred, the United States Coast Guard needs tools capable of differentiating coastal from oceanic water. A tool that is capable of simultaneously measuring both salinity and dissolved organic matter (DOM) will be developed as part of the proposed research program. These measurements make it possible to clearly distinguish coastal from oceanic water.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Engebretson
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Business Contact:

Daniel Engebretson
7012374908
Small Business Information at Submission:

Dakota Technologies, Inc.
2201-A 12th Street N Fargo, ND 58102

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No