University of Delaware
Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in April 2010, extensive studies have been carried out to examine the chemical evolution of the leaked petroleum carbon, though not much on the evolution of seawater carbonate system itself. One important issue regarding the detection of the decomposition of underwater oil plume is whether dissolved oxygen (DO) signal can be used to demonstrate the microbial metabolism of the dispersed petroleum carbon. Different schools of thoughts have collided with each other in both the media and scientific journals.
This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.↩