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Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)

Implementing Organization

University of Texas at Austin

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$6,770,000

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This consortium brings together complementing experts from seven institutions in order to investigate and model several key processes involved with the dispersion of oil spills and interactions of oil with marine organisms. The experimental and numerical studies will be performed at varying scales and levels of complexity, from bench-top studies that characterize specific phenomena to meso-scale experiments that are essential for mimicking realistic physical and biological conditions.

Contact

Edward J. Buskey
361-749-6794
ed.buskey@utexas.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

dropps.utmsi.utexas.edu/

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