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Deep-sea Risk Assessment and species sensitivity to WAF, CEWAF and Dispersant

Implementing Organization

Texas A&M University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,936,870

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

Subsea injection of dispersants offers some significant benefits compared to the application of dispersants on the sea surface. Although dispersant application at the sea surface has been extensively studied, more data are needed on the efficiency and environmental impacts of dispersed oil in the subsea to evaluate and document acceptability of this response technique. We will test a series of deep sea organisms to the effect of specific individual hydrocarbons, as well as WAF, CEWAF and Dispersant. If successful, we are hoping to develop and new method for the effects of contaminants on marine organisms.

Contact

Anthony Hayden Knap
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tknap@tamu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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