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Penetration, Accumulation and Degradation of BP DWH Oil in Florida Sandy Beaches

Implementing Organization

Florida State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$232,556

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

Contamination of Florida sandy beaches by crude oil has severe environmental and economic consequences, i.e. buried oil releases toxic substances killing beach organisms and tourism alone has an economic impact of $57 billion. This proposal addresses the fate of Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil and dispersants washed up on Florida sandy beaches. It is a collaboration between scientists at FSU and Eckerd College.

Contact

Markus Huettel
850-645-1394
mhuettel@fsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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