DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011
The goal of our project is to create a predictive population model for Gulf of Mexico blue crabs and to assess the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on this ecologically and economically important species. The project involves a combination of fieldwork and computer modeling, including the use of a fine-scale spatially-explicit oceanographic model. This project, begun in Nov 2009, was funded last year through an NSF RAPID grant and a small rapidresponse fund from Louisiana SeaGrant.