Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf-2 (ECOGIG-2)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Georgia

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: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Petroleum Hydrocarbon Seeps and Chemosynthetic Communities

Project Description

The ECOGIG-2 (Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf – 2) Research Consortium conducts multi-scale, multidisciplinary research to study the impacts and fates of oil and gas released in offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The ECOGIG-2 team’s work will improve our ability to understand, quantify, and predict the large- and small-scale processes that distribute and degrade hydrocarbons throughout the Northern Gulf, from the deep seafloor to the ocean surface. ECOGIG-2 scientists will work at scales ranging from molecules to ecosystems, and from point source inputs to the entire Gulf system. The program will employ novel, highly sophisticated technologies to achieve in situ monitoring of benthic and water column dynamics on time scales from a few weeks to as long as a year.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Columbia University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, The University of Texas at Austin, Unive


Project ID: 300
Project Name: Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf-2 (ECOGIG-2)
SourceUID: 268
Latitude: 33.94451631
Longitude: -83.37587056
Country: United States of America
State or Province: CA, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NY, OR, PA, TX
County: Y
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Physical Aspects Research Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Hydrocarbon Seeps and Chemosynthetic Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: University of Georgia
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Samantha B. Joye
Point of Contact – Phone: mjoye@uga.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 706-542-5893
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Columbia University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, The University of Texas at Austin, Unive
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=268
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): 18808300
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 : 18808300
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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