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Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)

Implementing Organization

University of Mississippi

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$20,250,000

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

The ECOGIG consortium brings together physical oceanographers, marine biologists, and chemists from 14 research institutions in a holistic effort to understand the impacts of natural seepage versus that of abrupt, large hydrocarbon inputs on coupled benthic-pelagic processes in deepwater ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico, and to chart the long-term effects and mechanisms of ecosystem recovery from the Macondo Blowout.

Contact

Charles Geoffrey Wheat
662-915-7583
wheat@olemiss.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

www.ecogig.org

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