Analysis of Continental Shelf Meiofauna in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Investigated during a Long Term Community Study (2007-Present)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Troy University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Benthic Zone / Sea Floor

Project Description

This project outlines the use of meiofauna from the Gulf continental shelf to study the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the ocean floor. The project unites experts from 2 universities and will continue the meiofaunal surveys of PI Landers and colleagues that began in 2007. Drs. Landers and colleagues thus far have 4 years of meiofauna abundance data from 2007-1010 and are currently working on the 2011 samples that have been collected. This data set represents 3 years of pre-spill data and 2 years of post-spill data.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Jacksonville State University, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University Ag Center, Menntun, Spanish Institute of Oceanography, The University of British Columbia, The University of Queensland, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Project ID: 193
Project Name: Analysis of Continental Shelf Meiofauna in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Investigated during a Long Term Community Study (2007-Present)
SourceUID: 222
Latitude: 31.79878736
Longitude: -85.9571982
Country: AUS, CAN, DNK, ESP, USA
State or Province: AL, LA, MD, NV, TX, CAN – BC, CL, N, AUS – QLD
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Troy University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Stephen Landers
Point of Contact – Phone: slanders@troy.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 334-670-3661
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Jacksonville State University, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University Ag Center, Menntun, Spanish Institute of Oceanography, The University of British Columbia, The University of Queensland, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=222
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): 641313
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 641313
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB