Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies III (DROPPS III)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Johns Hopkins 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 Chemical Aspects Research Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Petroleum Human and/or Institutional Capacity Other

Project Description

The goal of DROPPS III is to complete our investigations and modeling of biological, physical, and chemical processes affecting the fate of crude oil spills, including physical breakup and dispersion of oil patches, interactions of petroleum with marine organisms, microbes and particles, biodegradation of oil, and the impact of aerosolized oil on public health. Collaborative research that the consortium members have performed under the DROPPS I and DROPPS II funding cycles has led to numerous new findings and development of unique facilities and capabilities to measure and model interactions of oil with its environment. A substantial fraction of the DROPPS III effort will focus on wrapping up and/or extending the scope of these on-going investigations, while others are aimed at addressing new questions introduced by recent findings. Attention will be paid to improved integration of the discoveries in physics, biology and public health in order to produce legacy products that will make our research more accessible to scientists, educators, decision makers and the general public.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Ludong University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Northeast Normal University, SINTEF, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Florida


Project ID: 1043
Project Name: Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies III (DROPPS III)
SourceUID: 314
Latitude: 0
Longitude: 0
Country: USA, NOR, CHN
State or Province: FL, MD, NJ, PA, TX
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Public Health Research
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Other
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Johns Hopkins University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Edward J. Buskey
Point of Contact – Phone: ed.buskey@utexas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Ludong University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Northeast Normal University, SINTEF, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=314
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
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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): 626097
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 : 626097
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0