Oil Spill Impact along the Alabama Coastal Areas

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Alabama in Huntsville

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

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 Nearshore / Littoral Zone

Project Description

In the context of the Horizon Oil Spill event, impact of oil on ecosystems is the focus of ongoing and future studies based on detailed in situ observations at small spatial scales.Upscaling of findings from these detailed observational studies to assess the potential impacts at larger scales require quantification of oil exposure.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Mississippi State University

Project ID: 202
Project Name: Oil Spill Impact along the Alabama Coastal Areas
SourceUID: 67
Latitude: 34.72601845
Longitude: -86.64401454
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, MS
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
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): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of Alabama in Huntsville
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Udaysankar S. Nair
Point of Contact – Phone: nair@nsstc.uah.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 256-961-7841
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Mississippi State University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=67
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 15000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 15000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0