Consortium for Simulation of Oil-Microbial Interactions in the Ocean (CSOMIO)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida 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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Microbial Communities Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The overarching goal of this project is to synthesize recent model developments and results from field- and laboratory-based microbial studies in order to fundamentally advance understanding of how microbial biodegradation influences accumulation of petroleum in the water column and in marine sediments of the deep ocean and the shelf, and to investigate the impacts of potential future oil spills under different temperatures, oxygen levels, suspended particulate matter, transport, and bathymetric regimes, all of which would influence biodegradation. The outcomes of this study will provide a more comprehensive analysis of the fate of the Deepwater Horizon (DwH) oil spill than is currently available and improve the ability to forecast the fate of future oil spills.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

HR Wallingford, Texas A&M University, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, Virginia Institute of Marine Science


Project ID: 1035
Project Name: Consortium for Simulation of Oil-Microbial Interactions in the Ocean (CSOMIO)
SourceUID: 306
Latitude: 0
Longitude: 0
Country: USA, GBR
State or Province: DE, FL, MD, TX, VA
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Eric P. Chassignet
Point of Contact – Phone: echassignet@coaps.fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: HR Wallingford, Texas A&M University, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=306
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): 705732
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 : 705732
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0