Feasibility study of applying multi-spectral acoustical imaging techniques to estimate physical distribution of oil-derived substances in the water columns in the Alabama Gulf coast and Mobile Bay


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Alabama

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: Alabama1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research
Oil System Safety Research
Physical Aspects Research Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum

Project Description

This project would explore and study the feasibility of using acoustical imaging at several distinctive frequencies in the low to high frequency range (25KHz to 500KHz) to generate a multispectral acoustical three-dimensional (3D) imaging data cube, with two spatial dimensions representing the pixels in the covered sea area, while the third dimension will represent the wavelength of the frequencies used. That data could then be used along with a recently developed set of algorithms for multispectral images to detect oil and oil-derived substances either suspended in water or on the seafloor.

Project Contact

Project Partners

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Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 238
Project Name: Feasibility study of applying multi-spectral acoustical imaging techniques to estimate physical distribution of oil-derived substances in the water columns in the Alabama Gulf coast and Mobile Bay
SourceUID: 199
Latitude: 30.69666671
Longitude: -88.18295577
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Mobile
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s): Physical Aspects Research Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of South Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Adel Sakla
Point of Contact – Phone: asakla@usouthal.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 251-460-6117
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=199
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): 14637
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 : 14637
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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