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Resolving Chemical Properties and Extent of Crude Oil and Dispersant Distribution in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Implementing Organization

University of Miami

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$185,780

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 project is designed to help elucidate the transformation and distribution of crude oil components and added dispersants in strategic areas of the Gulf of Mexico and along the projected plume trajectories. Most of the effort will be directed at coastal waters along the west Florida shelf and the Florida Keys, and particularly ecologically sensitive Florida coastal areas. The project will be largely based on laboratory analysis of water samples obtained from cruises of opportunity throughout the region of interest.

Contact

Rod Zika
305-421-4715
rzika@rsmas.miami.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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