Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The University of Texas at Austin

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 States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Dispersants

Project Description

This consortium brings together complementing experts from seven institutions in order to investigate and model several key processes involved with the dispersion of oil spills and interactions of oil with marine organisms. The experimental and numerical studies will be performed at varying scales and levels of complexity, from bench-top studies that characterize specific phenomena to meso-scale experiments that are essential for mimicking realistic physical and biological conditions.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Johns Hopkins University, SINTEF, Texas Tech University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Project ID: 190
Project Name: Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)
SourceUID: 140
Latitude: 30.28451377
Longitude: -97.7342306
Country: JPN, NOR, PRI, USA
State or Province: CA, MD, MI, PA, PR, TX, WI, NOR, PRI
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects 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: The University of Texas at Austin
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Edward J. Buskey
Point of Contact – Phone: ed.buskey@utexas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 361-749-6794
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Johns Hopkins University, SINTEF, Texas Tech University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=140
Project Comments: dropps.utmsi.utexas.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): 6770000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-I: Consortia Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 6770000
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