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Tracking Community Resilience in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Developing Infrastructure for Analyzing the Human Impact on Coastal Communities

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$65,974

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010 will no doubt be a permanent part of the history of the Gulf Coast. The state of Louisiana is unique among the Gulf Coast states in that the human impact has been multidimensional. On one hand, the largest human effect of the oil spill may be seen in the fisheries that have been decimated in the short term and possibly destroying a culture and way of living forever. A second impact of the oil spill on Louisiana concerns not the presence of the oil, but the general environmental issues associated with deepwater drilling in general.

Contact

Troy Blanchard
225-578-1115
troy@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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