Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Tulane University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-I: Consortia Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

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
Petroleum
Dispersants

Project Description

This Consortium reflects an extremely focused effort to understand the role of dispersants and related chemical compounds in mitigating the effects of deep-sea hydrocarbon releases, and in designing the next generation of dispersants. The overriding objective of the research is to address the question “What needs to be done if a Deepwater Horizon type spill happens again?” The consortium involves eight institutions from the five Gulf of Mexico states with twenty two participants, and fourteen 14 institutions from the other states with 20 participants. A key aspect of the Consortium’s activities was a coordinated education and outreach program involving research experiences for undergraduates, a teacher training program that will bring knowledge of dispersant technology to K-12 education, and strong efforts for community outreach to inform local communities about the science and implications of dispersant use.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Arizona State University, Auburn University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Florida International University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Louisiana Sta


Project ID: 16
Project Name: Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS)
SourceUID: 141
Latitude: 29.941011
Longitude: -90.11969806
Country: KOR, USA
State or Province: AL, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, TX, KOR
County:
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): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Tulane University
Implementing Organization Type: Private
Point of Contact – Name: Vijay T. John
Point of Contact – Phone: vj@tulane.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 504-865-5883
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Arizona State University, Auburn University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Florida International University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Louisiana Sta
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=141
Project Comments: dispersant.tulane.edu/
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): 10338000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-I: Consortia Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 10338000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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