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Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)

Implementing Organization

Florida State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$20,245,000

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 Deep-C Consortium proposes a long-term, interdisciplinary study of deep-sea-to-coast connectivity in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The study will investigate the environmental consequences of petroleum hydrocarbon release in the deep Gulf on living marine resources and ecosystem health. Deep-C will examine the geomorphologic, hydrologic, and biogeochemical settings that influence the distribution and fate of the oil and dispersants released during the Deepwater Horizon (DwH) accident, and use the resulting data for model studies that support improved responses to possible future incidents.

Contact

Eric P. Chassignet
850-644-4581
echassignet@coaps.fsu.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

www.deep-c.org/

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