Oil: Comprehensive Study of the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Health and Productivity of Gulf Coast Salt Marshes

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi 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: Multiple States

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Most post-spill assessments of coastal salt marsh status will be limited to habitat delineation and documentation of change in area. However, to address the central question about the large scale perturbations of the northern Gulf of Mexico wetland ecosystem structure and function due to the Macondo 252 oil spill, assessment of marsh health before-during-after the spill is essential.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

University of Georgia

Project ID: 15
Project Name: Oil: Comprehensive Study of the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Health and Productivity of Gulf Coast Salt Marshes
SourceUID: 103
Latitude: 33.46483563
Longitude: -88.79588359
Country: United States of America
State or Province: GA, MS
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Mississippi State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Deepak R. Mishra
Point of Contact – Phone: dmishra@gri.msstate.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 662-268-1032 x233
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Georgia
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=103
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): 99741
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 : 99741
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0