Characterizing the Composition and Biogeochemical Behavior of Dispersants and Their Transformation Products in Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ecosystems


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi 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 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
Dispersants

Project Description

The use of chemical dispersants is a key emergency response option available to mitigate impacts of large oil spills on sensitive coastal or surface water ecosystems and resources. Long controversial, the relative merits of dispersant use came under intense scrutiny when approximately 1.84 million gallons of Corexit series dispersants were used during the Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in 2010.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Duke University, Louisiana State University, Stony Brook University


Project ID: 170
Project Name: Characterizing the Composition and Biogeochemical Behavior of Dispersants and Their Transformation Products in Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ecosystems
SourceUID: 218
Latitude: 33.46483563
Longitude: -88.79588359
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, MS, NC, NY
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): Dispersants
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Mississippi State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Darrell Sparks
Point of Contact – Phone: dsparks@bch.msstate.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 662-325-7733
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Duke University, Louisiana State University, Stony Brook University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=218
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): 1122300
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 1122300
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB