Resuspension, Redistribution and Deposition of Deep Water Horizon (DwH) Recalcitrant Hydrocarbons to offshore Depocenters


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Eckerd College

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

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Benthic Zone / Sea Floor Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The proposed research will transform our understanding of the sinks, distribution, and transport processes of sedimentary hydrocarbons by investigating the connectivity of geomorphological features (erosional channels, lee depocenters, and isolated valleys), and the sedimentological and physical oceanographic processes (resuspension, advection and re-sedimentation) affecting oil-derived hydrocarbon distribution and deposition within the BNL in the deep sea. This research will build on and synthesize information from seafloor topographic and petrocarbon mapping and sediment studies by ECOGIG, C-IMAGE and Deep-C consortia as well as deep sea current measurements and model data provided by the GISR and ECOGIG-II consortia. This project will address the impacts of hydrocarbon deposition in a much broader spatial scale than previously studied in the GoM through an integrated research program that will address GoMRI research theme 1.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Florida State University, University of South Florida, University of Southern Mississippi


Project ID: 1038
Project Name: Resuspension, Redistribution and Deposition of Deep Water Horizon (DwH) Recalcitrant Hydrocarbons to offshore Depocenters
SourceUID: 309
Latitude: 0
Longitude: 0
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, MS
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Eckerd College
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Arne R. Diercks
Point of Contact – Phone: arne.diercks@usm.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Florida State University, University of South Florida, University of Southern Mississippi
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=309
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): 709456
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 : 709456
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0