Observations and Modeling to Advance a Louisiana Coastal Circulation and Oil Spill Prediction System


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: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Lakes and/ or Rivers

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill produced complex patterns of surface oil along the Mississippi River deltaic coast, challenging our current knowledge on the transport and fate of oil and chemicals associated with a release from a deepwater event. The vulnerability of Louisiana’s deltaic coastal region to continued operations of oil and gas activities can be reduced by improving predictions of the transport and fate of oil as modified by complex river, current, wind and wave conditions.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center


Project ID: 152
Project Name: Observations and Modeling to Advance a Louisiana Coastal Circulation and Oil Spill Prediction System
SourceUID: 250
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, MS
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Lakes and/ or Rivers
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2014
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Nan Walker
Point of Contact – Phone: nwalker@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-5331
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=250
Project Comments: www.esl.lsu.edu/research/bp-gulf-research-initiative/
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): 900000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 900000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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