An Ecosystem Modeling Framework to Examine Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Southern Mississippi

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: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research
Oil System Safety Research
Environmental Research Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

There is a need to examine broad ecosystem-level impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that may be indirect, synergistic, and may occur over a longer period than population-level impacts. The examination of ecosystem-level issues is well-suited to a modeling approach that is multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and makes maximum use of ongoing oil spill research.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Florida State University, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University


Project ID: 252
Project Name: An Ecosystem Modeling Framework to Examine Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
SourceUID: 148
Latitude: 31.33053909
Longitude: -89.33522583
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL, LA, MS
County: Y
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: University of Southern Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Scott Milroy
Point of Contact – Phone: scott.milroy@usm.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 228-688-7128
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Florida State University, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=148
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): 40343
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 : 40343
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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