Assessing the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Waters of the Florida Panhandle: Water Sediments and Fish


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida A&M University

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: Florida1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research
Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Fish / Fish Habitats
Nearshore / Littoral Zone

Project Description

The northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico is currently being inundated by oil from the Deepwater Horizon well, with total releases now in the 40-60,000 ton range. Oil has already impacted the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts, has begun to appear on beaches and barrier islands in northwest Florida and threatens the entire coast of the Florida panhandle, including Apalachicola area and its fisheries.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of West Florida


Project ID: 80
Project Name: Assessing the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Waters of the Florida Panhandle: Water Sediments and Fish
SourceUID: 42
Latitude: 30.4218943
Longitude: -84.28712376
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Leon
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida A&M University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Charles Jagoe
Point of Contact – Phone: charles.jagoe@famu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 850-412-5691
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of West Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=42
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): 193518
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 193518
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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