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Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE)

Implementing Organization

University of South Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$11,002,000

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Understanding the full ecological consequences of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) event, determining best long-term mitigation strategies, and preparing for the next spill, requires a systems-level approach to the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Our goal is to develop and integrate empirically validated models of oil plume fate and ecotoxicology to more accurately predict contaminant distribution, composition and ecosystem impacts from the DWH and any future oil-well blowouts.

Contact

Steven A Murawski
727-553-3367
smurawski@usf.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

marine.usf.edu/c-image

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