Impacts from MC252 Oil on Ecologically and Commercially Important Plankton of the Gulf of Mexico


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Gulf Coast 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: Multiple States1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Dispersants
Microbial Communities

Project Description

Currently, oil and oil-dispersant mixtures are thought to be occurring at toxic concentrations in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in both subsurface plumes and at the sea surface. These toxic water masses are expected to have impacts in the near term and for months to years to come in offshore marine and coastal ecosystems and at multiple trophic levels, especially through impacts to meroplanktonic early life stages.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution, Florida A&M University


Project ID: 84
Project Name: Impacts from MC252 Oil on Ecologically and Commercially Important Plankton of the Gulf of Mexico
SourceUID: 52
Latitude: 26.46385351
Longitude: -81.77170449
Country: FRA, USA
State or Province: FL, FRA – AN
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida Gulf Coast University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Darren Rumbold
Point of Contact – Phone: drumbold@fgcu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 239-590-7527
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution, Florida A&M University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=52
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): 322531
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 322531
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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