A Comprehensive Petrochemical Vulnerability Index for Improved Decision-Making and Marine Biodiversity Risk Assessment in the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Arizona State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

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: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Petroleum Human and/or Institutional Capacity Other

Project Description

A fundamental understanding of how multiple stressors interact and impact shared living marine resources in the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem (LME), which encompasses United States (U.S.), Mexican and Cuban waters, is critical to the development of effective management, restoration, recovery, and mitigation initiatives. The marine resource management community has recognized the need for improved comprehensive species information, including species-specific risk assessments to petrochemical exposure, in order to more effectively select and prioritize species, habitats, and ecosystems for improved management, restoration and recovery. The primary goal of this project is to provide a variety of resource managers with freely-available, comprehensive, species-specific data and risk assessments for more than 2,000 marine species present in the Gulf of Mexico LME.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Baylor University, Old Dominion University


Project ID: 1023
Project Name: A Comprehensive Petrochemical Vulnerability Index for Improved Decision-Making and Marine Biodiversity Risk Assessment in the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem
SourceUID: 294
Latitude: 0
Longitude: 0
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AZ, TX, VA
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Other
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Arizona State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Beth Polidoro
Point of Contact – Phone: beth.polidoro@asu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Baylor University, Old Dominion University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=294
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): 5999451
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 : 5999451
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0