The Dynamics of Social Influence: A Longitudinal Look at Socially Structured Disaster Response

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Community and Human Health

Project Description

On April 22, 2010, two days after exploding and leaving eleven workers dead, the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal communities experienced significant social and economic upheaval. Despite the widespread relief that met the news in mid-July that the well was capped, uncertainty about the long-term ecological and economic consequences of the disaster remains high.

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Project ID: 111
Project Name: The Dynamics of Social Influence: A Longitudinal Look at Socially Structured Disaster Response
SourceUID: 80
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Public Health Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Community and Human Health
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Christopher Kenny
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-2546
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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): 104911
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 : 104911
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 5
Total Amount Leveraged: 0