Beach Exposure And Child Health Study (BEACHES)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Booker T. Washington High School

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Community and Human Health Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The fire and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform during April 2010 resulted in significant losses from the Gulf’s economy which was caused, in part, by oil impacts to 1,728 km of coastline and uncertainties about health risks and the subsequent closure of 89 beaches. To help guide policies for beach closures and to protect the public’s health, research is needed to improve the assessment of exposures by integrating location- and time-specific child activity patterns with more realistic OSC concentration distributions at oil spill impacted beaches. The mission of BEACHES is to evaluate health risks of OSCs by integrating realistic play activities and distributions of OSCs in the beach environments. BEACHES will accomplish this mission by quantifying childrenis exposure in the beach environment taking into account beach physical factors which influence child play activities and the distribution of OSCs and utilizing historical data from prior oil spills to create, test, and validate algorithms that describe time-space specific concentrations of OSCs in beach zones where children play. These contributions will be used to create an exposure modeling and estimation platform that can guide beach closures in light of health risks and can promote safe beach usage.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Coral Gables Senior High School, Galveston Island Community Research Advisory Committee, Gulliver Preparatory, International Studies Preparatory Academy, North Carolina A&T State University, The University of Texas, University of Arkansas, University of Houston, University of Miami


Project ID: 1031
Project Name: Beach Exposure And Child Health Study (BEACHES)
SourceUID: 302
Latitude: 0
Longitude: 0
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AR, FL, NC, TX
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Community and Human Health
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Booker T. Washington High School
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Helena Solo-Gabriele
Point of Contact – Phone: hmsolo@miami.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Coral Gables Senior High School, Galveston Island Community Research Advisory Committee, Gulliver Preparatory, International Studies Preparatory Academy, North Carolina A&T State University, The University of Texas, University of Arkansas, University of Houston, University of Miami
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=302
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): 499813
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 : 499813
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0