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Coast Watch: Remote Sensing and Verification Sampling of Oil Spill Impact on Florida Coast

Implementing Organization

Florida State University


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Funding Organization

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

As oil continues to make landfall along the NE Gulf of Mexico coast, there is an immediate and ongoing need for accurate assessment of landfall and landfall prediction. This project is proposed as collaboration between FSU and UWF, but intends to coordinate closely with coastal sampling operations on the Gulf coast. Where oil reaches the coast, first order measurements and sampling is required to document scale and intensity of impact.


Ian MacDonald
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