Monitoring of the Coastal Pelagic Fish Complex for Assessing DWH-Related Trophic Changes and Contaminant Exposure


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

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: Florida

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research
Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Fish / Fish Habitats
Pelagic Zone

Project Description

Understanding the interconnectedness of inshore and offshore fishes within the southeast Florida shelf is vital for assessing tend predicting the effect of the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon (DWH) event effluent. The narrow continental shelf allows for rapid transport of offshore contaminants into inshore environments from the likely transport mechanism of DWH oil and dispersant (OD) contaminants from the northeastern Gulf of Mexico through the Loop and Florida Currents.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of North Florida


Project ID: 172
Project Name: Monitoring of the Coastal Pelagic Fish Complex for Assessing DWH-Related Trophic Changes and Contaminant Exposure
SourceUID: 44
Latitude: 26.08056468
Longitude: -80.24211952
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Broward
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Pelagic Zone
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: David Kerstetter
Point of Contact – Phone: kerstett@nova.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 954-262-3664
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of North Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=44
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): 216692
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 216692
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB