Collection and Analysis of Oiled Sand Patties along the Gulf Coast

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Massachusetts

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Beaches / Dunes Shorelines

Project Description

We propose to collect sand patties twice during the summer of 2011. Our first effort will be planned to occur as soon as possible. The second visit will be in the last week of August. During these several-day-long trips, we will walk the beaches and coastline of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, as well as the Chandeleur Islands. All samples will be photographed and archived at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and subsamples will be made available to colleagues. A report on the samples will be prepared.

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Project ID: 260
Project Name: Collection and Analysis of Oiled Sand Patties along the Gulf Coast
SourceUID: 177
Latitude: 41.52410648
Longitude: -70.67129948
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Massachusetts
County: Barnstable
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Christopher M. Reddy
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 508-289-2316
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 47846
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 : 47846
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0