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

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University of Texas at Austin


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Physical Aspects Research

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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.


Edward J. Buskey
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