Accelerating Recovery after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Response of the Plant-Microbial-Benthic Ecosystem to Mitigation Strategies Promoting Wetland Remediation and Resilience


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 RFP-II: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Microbial Communities

Project Description

The release of an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil from the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) event exposed the nation’s largest and most productive wetland-estuarine environment to an unprecedented potential for environmental damage.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Atkins North America, Inc., Tulane University


Project ID: 147
Project Name: Accelerating Recovery after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Response of the Plant-Microbial-Benthic Ecosystem to Mitigation Strategies Promoting Wetland Remediation and Resilience
SourceUID: 211
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, LA
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Irving A. Mendelssohn
Point of Contact – Phone: imendel@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-6425
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Atkins North America, Inc., Tulane University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=211
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): 1669040
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 1669040
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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