University of Southern Mississippi
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011
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.