Responses of Benthic Communities and Sedimentary Dynamics to Hydrocarbon Exposure in Neritic and Bathyal Ecosystems: Phase II


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

GoMRI Year One Block 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

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Benthic Zone / Sea Floor

Project Description

We propose to continue and expand what has been a very successful NGI Phase I project, which is focused on determining if and where oil has reached the seafloor below the intertidal zone and if at these sites it has affected benthic ecosystems. Oil has been observed over large areas of the ocean surface and has been reported in thin, discrete layers on subsurface isopycnals.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, University of Kentucky


Project ID: 254
Project Name: Responses of Benthic Communities and Sedimentary Dynamics to Hydrocarbon Exposure in Neritic and Bathyal Ecosystems: Phase II
SourceUID: 158
Latitude: 31.33053909
Longitude: -89.33522583
Country: United States of America
State or Province: KY, MS, TX
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: University of Southern Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Charlotte A. Brunner
Point of Contact – Phone: charlotte.brunner@usm.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 228-688-3576
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, University of Kentucky
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=158
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 144792
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 144792
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB