DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011
The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was unprecedented with millions barrels of crude oil release into the Gulf regions, and its environmental impact will take years to unveil. Application of large quantities of chemical dispersants makes its environmental impact even more complicated. In the Gulf of Mexico, coastal saltwater wetlands and tidal freshwater wetlands are sensitive to oil, both immediately and in the long term, because these wetlands have been vulnerable already duo to natural and anthropogenic stress.