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Novel Sensor System for the Early Detection and Monitoring of Offshore Oil Spills

Implementing Organization

University of Houston

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$740,268

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Despite the pressing needs, effective detection and quantification of oil spills has not become a technological reality. Current detection methods employ manual identification using routine helicopter surveys, which are severely limited in their efficiency, by weather conditions, cost, and safety considerations The Gulf of Mexico (GOM) requires an efficient, reliable, automated and cost effective method of monitoring for spills, especially given that 90% of the more than 6000 platforms in the GOM are unmanned and unpowered.

Contact

Wei-Chuan Shih
713-743-4454
wshih@uh.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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