Early Warning 4-D Remote Sensing System to Assess Synoptic Threats to Coastal Ecosystems of Florida and of Adjacent States and Nations


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Florida

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Benthic Zone / Sea Floor

Project Description

Oil that entered the environment from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site represents a threat to coastal and pelagic ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico region. Repeated and frequent mapping of surface and subsurface oil plumes over this large region was required for monitoring, forecasting and mitigation efforts. This two-year Collaborative Project organized experts from the region to conduct research under Category 1, i.e. to determine the distribution and extent of oil and dispersants.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Bioplex Technologies, Inc., Florida Institute of Technology, Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. (ROFFS), University of Miami, University of Southern Mississippi


Project ID: 243
Project Name: Early Warning 4-D Remote Sensing System to Assess Synoptic Threats to Coastal Ecosystems of Florida and of Adjacent States and Nations
SourceUID: 48
Latitude: 28.06118701
Longitude: -82.41485019
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, MS
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): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: University of South Florida
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Frank Muller-Karger
Point of Contact – Phone: carib@usf.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 727-776-3759
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Bioplex Technologies, Inc., Florida Institute of Technology, Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. (ROFFS), University of Miami, University of Southern Mississippi
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=48
Project Comments: imars.usf.edu
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): 877796
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 : 877796
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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