Resolving Chemical Properties and Extent of Crude Oil and Dispersant Distribution in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Miami

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Petroleum

Project Description

This project is designed to help elucidate the transformation and distribution of crude oil components and added dispersants in strategic areas of the Gulf of Mexico and along the projected plume trajectories. Most of the effort will be directed at coastal waters along the west Florida shelf and the Florida Keys, and particularly ecologically sensitive Florida coastal areas. The project will be largely based on laboratory analysis of water samples obtained from cruises of opportunity throughout the region of interest.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of California San Diego


Project ID: 218
Project Name: Resolving Chemical Properties and Extent of Crude Oil and Dispersant Distribution in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
SourceUID: 56
Latitude: 25.72163144
Longitude: -80.27928063
Country: United States of America
State or Province: CA, FL
County: Y
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Physical Aspects Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: University of Miami
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Rod Zika
Point of Contact – Phone: rzika@rsmas.miami.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 305-421-4715
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of California San Diego
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=56
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 185780
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 : 185780
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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