Acquisition of a Towed, Zooplankton Imaging System for Use in Quantifying the Distribution and Abundance of Zooplankton in the Waters around the MC252 Incident Site


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Louisiana1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Microbial Communities

Project Description

This study was initially designed to use industrial remotely operated vehicles aboard deepwater oil rigs and drillships to document the biodiversity of plankton in the waters around the MC252 accident. At the time the project was proposed, it appeared likely that access to such ROVs would be available. Subsequent demands for these systems to support the oil spill response combined with the BOEMRE moratorium on drilling permits made it impossible to secure access to any deepwater rigs within the time-frame of the project.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 134
Project Name: Acquisition of a Towed, Zooplankton Imaging System for Use in Quantifying the Distribution and Abundance of Zooplankton in the Waters around the MC252 Incident Site
SourceUID: 123
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Mark Benfield
Point of Contact – Phone: mbenfie@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-6372
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=123
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 249967
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 249967
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 4
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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