Expanding Contaminated Sediment Sampling In Gulf Coast Beaches

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Beaches / Dunes

Project Description

We propose adding four new field sites (two disturbed, two undisturbed) to our research project on the fate of buried Deep Water Horizon Oil buried in Gulf sandy beaches. So far, we have focused on sites near Pensacola Beach and St. George Island. In addition to sediment cores that we sample near Pensacola Beach we will retrieve cores from “cleaned” beaches at Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. We will contrast the oil degradation in these cores with samples that we will retrieve from undisturbed beaches that were not affected by deep cleaning procedures.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Georgia Institute of Technology

Project ID: 10
Project Name: Expanding Contaminated Sediment Sampling In Gulf Coast Beaches
SourceUID: 173
Latitude: 30.44443235
Longitude: -84.30180269
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Markus Huettel
Point of Contact – Phone: mhuettel@fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 850-645-1394
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=173
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 69171
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 69171
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0