Impacts of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill on Ecosystem Structure and Function in Alabama’s Marine Waters


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research
Chemical Aspects Research
Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Microbial Communities
Nearshore / Littoral Zone

Project Description

We propose to take a deliberate next step in our evaluation of the impacts of the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon oil leak on the health of key ecosystem attributes in Alabama’s waters using a hypothesis-driven sampling design known by its acronym BACI (Before, After, Control, Impacts). Following this philosophical construct, scientists at DISL proactively collected baseline data on the state of a number of key determinants of ecosystem structure when it became apparent that the uncontrolled release of oil from the accident sites would continue for the foreseeable future.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

The University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, University of North Florida, University of South Alabama


Project ID: 74
Project Name: Impacts of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill on Ecosystem Structure and Function in Alabama’s Marine Waters
SourceUID: 122
Latitude: 30.2503634
Longitude: -88.07877409
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL, MS
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: John Valentine
Point of Contact – Phone: jvalentine@disl.org
Point of Contact – Email: 662-325-2809
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: The University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, University of North Florida, University of South Alabama
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=122
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): 83481
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 83481
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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