Biodegradability of MC252 Oil-Sand Aggregates on Rapidly Eroding Coastal Beach Environments


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-III: Bridge Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Beaches / Dunes
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

The proposed work would occur on Fourchon Beach, a coastal headland consisting of nine miles of fairly pristine sandy beaches and dunes, backed by wetlands and tidal channels, located between Belle Pass tidal inlet on the west of Elmer’s Island on the east in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. MC252 oil first arrived in large quantities on Fourchon Beach on or around May 10, 2010.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Project ID: 146
Project Name: Biodegradability of MC252 Oil-Sand Aggregates on Rapidly Eroding Coastal Beach Environments
SourceUID: 176
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: HI, LA
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: John Pardue
Point of Contact – Phone: jpardue@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-8661
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=176
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 56006
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-III: Bridge Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 56006
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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