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


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-IV: Consortia Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research
Chemical Aspects Research
Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Dispersants
Microbial Communities

Project Description

Crude oil is released into oceanic waters through production, transport, offshore exploration, and natural seeps. In spite of the significant environmental impacts of oil spills and substantial research efforts, many of the processes affecting the fate of oil spills are still unclear. Consequently, the scientific and engineering communities still lack significant knowledge required to understand and predict the fate of spilled oil, as well as its environmental and human health impacts.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Johns Hopkins University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, SINTEF, Texas Tech University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Project ID: 191
Project Name: Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)
SourceUID: 259
Latitude: 30.28451377
Longitude: -97.7342306
Country: NOR, USA
State or Province: MD, NJ, PA, TX, WI, NOR
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Public Health Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
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, New Jersey Institute of Technology, SINTEF, Texas Tech University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=259
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): 9236400
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-IV: Consortia Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 9236400
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB