Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEX)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas A&M University Galveston

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Microbial Communities Petroleum

Project Description

Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx) Vision and Mission: While it is known that weathering and hydrodynamic forces affect both the distribution and properties of the oil released, and that opportunistic microbes play an important role in its degradation, there are few studies examining the interactions between oil, microbes (phytoplankton, bacteria), and their exudates.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Mount Allison University, Old Dominion University, Texas A&M University, University of California Merced, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Southern California


Project ID: 180
Project Name: Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEX)
SourceUID: 263
Latitude: 29.31550877
Longitude: -94.8183126
Country: CAN, USA
State or Province: CA, TX, VA, CAN – NB
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Texas A&M University Galveston
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Antonietta Quigg
Point of Contact – Phone: quigga@tamug.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 409-740-4990
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Mount Allison University, Old Dominion University, Texas A&M University, University of California Merced, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Southern California
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=263
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
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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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 7245430
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 7245430
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0