Biodegradation Processes in Oiled Marshes: Remediation and Recovery in Rapidly Eroding Coastal Systems


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 States

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Petroleum

Project Description

The fate of crude oil on coastal wetlands, barrier islands and beaches is a key uncertainty in understanding the ultimate fate and impact of the Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill along the Gulf Coast. Barrier island and coastal wetland environments are among the most important and sensitive ecosystems, and yet oil and its effects are likely to be far more persistent in these environments than in high energy offshore environments.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Austin, Tulane University


Project ID: 156
Project Name: Biodegradation Processes in Oiled Marshes: Remediation and Recovery in Rapidly Eroding Coastal Systems
SourceUID: 255
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, TX
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2013
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: John Pardue
Point of Contact – Phone: jpardue@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-8661
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Austin, Tulane University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=255
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): 700033
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 700033
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P