Application of Passive Samplers to Monitor PAHs Concentrations in Water, Sediment Porewater, Sediment, and Commercially Important Organisms in the Gulf of Mexico in Order to Quantify Site-Specific, Chronic Damages to the Natural Resources
Johns Hopkins University
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program
Human and/or Institutional Capacity
The proposed research is designed to contribute to the major research theme: 'Environmental effects of the petroleum/dispersant system on the sea floor, water column, coastal waters, beach sediments, wetlands, marshes, and organisms; and the science of ecosystem recovery'. The research team consists of three institutions: Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, FL), and the National Aquarium Conservation Center (NACC) (Baltimore, MD).