Post Macondo Well Oil Spill Water Quality Sampling – Barataria, Lake Pontchartrain, and Coastal Waters. Part 2

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

Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Microbial Communities

Project Description

We will collect monthly samples from the Barataria and Lake Pontchartrain estuaries and one offshore station, from January to June, 2011, (a) to make comparisons with the long-term data record (+10 years), (b) to assess if the Deepwater Horizon oil ‘spill’ significantly affected water quality, and (c) to address the health of the ecosystem(s).Our primary focus is on dissolved nutrients, phytoplankton, microbes, and oil; importantly, we also collect water samples for others as time and space allows – thus continuing our indirect participation with others.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

Project ID: 131
Project Name: Post Macondo Well Oil Spill Water Quality Sampling – Barataria, Lake Pontchartrain, and Coastal Waters. Part 2
SourceUID: 108
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: R. Eugene Turner
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-6454
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
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): 59653
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 : 59653
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0