Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Mississippi

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-I: Consortia Grant

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
Chemical Aspects Research
Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Dispersants

Project Description

The ECOGIG consortium brings together physical oceanographers, marine biologists, and chemists from 14 research institutions in a holistic effort to understand the impacts of natural seepage versus that of abrupt, large hydrocarbon inputs on coupled benthic-pelagic processes in deepwater ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico, and to chart the long-term effects and mechanisms of ecosystem recovery from the Macondo Blowout.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Auburn University, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Cedar Shoals High School, Columbia University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, J. Craig Venter Institute, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State


Project ID: 224
Project Name: Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)
SourceUID: 132
Latitude: 34.36473253
Longitude: -89.53844986
Country: DEU, USA
State or Province: AK, AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NY, OR, PA, TX, DEU – MV
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: University of Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Charles Geoffrey Wheat
Point of Contact – Phone: wheat@olemiss.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 662-915-7583
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Auburn University, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Cedar Shoals High School, Columbia University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, J. Craig Venter Institute, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=132
Project Comments: www.ecogig.org
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): 20250000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-I: Consortia Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 20250000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB