Deepwater Horizon Oil Deposition in Gulf of Mexico Beaches Phase 2: Recovery of the Beach Sedimentary Environment


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida State 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: 2011

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
Beaches / Dunes
Microbial Communities

Project Description

Deepwater Horizon crude oil deposited on Gulf coast beaches by storm waves was subsequently covered by layers of sand and now is found in inch-thick slabs buried as deep as 60 cm within the supratidal zone of the beaches. Some of the oil-contaminated sand was machine-sifted on site, which produced thick sand layers with a large number of embedded pea-size oil particles. Fate and potential impact of oil layers and oil particles on beach ecology and water quality are not understood.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Georgia Institute of Technology


Project ID: 92
Project Name: Deepwater Horizon Oil Deposition in Gulf of Mexico Beaches Phase 2: Recovery of the Beach Sedimentary Environment
SourceUID: 58
Latitude: 30.44443235
Longitude: -84.30180269
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA
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): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Markus Huettel
Point of Contact – Phone: mhuettel@fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 850-645-1394
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=58
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): 122353
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 122353
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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