Collection of Water Column Samples in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone and Areas Near the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Georgia

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-III: Bridge Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research
Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum

Project Description

In this project, we will collect water column samples from two cruises – the annual hypoxia cruise in the Texas-Louisiana shelf on board R/V Pelican and the oil spill site survey cruise on board R/V Cape Hatteras. These samples will be analyzed for dissolved oxygen, total alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon (both concentration and stable isotopes) and pH. The results of this research effort will be used to assess whether the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has sustained effect on the Gulf hypoxia and water column chemistry in above mentioned two areas, respectively.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, University of Delaware


Project ID: 211
Project Name: Collection of Water Column Samples in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone and Areas Near the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site
SourceUID: 164
Latitude: 33.94451631
Longitude: -83.37587056
Country: United States of America
State or Province: DE, GA, LA, TX
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of Georgia
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Wei-Jun Cai
Point of Contact – Phone: wcai@udel.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 302-831-8250
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, University of Delaware
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=164
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): 100664
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-III: Bridge Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 100664
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB