Synthesis of historical observations using novel model approaches to improve understanding and predictability of deep Gulf of Mexico circulation


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Data Synthesis Grants

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Benthic Zone / Sea Floor

Project Description

Understanding of the physical processes that control the deep circulation in the Gulf of Mexico is a fundamental goal for improving the characterization and prediction of the deep water environment. Project researchers will synthesize a mix of historical observations with new models to better understand the unique currents that flow through the deep Gulf of Mexico. Findings are expected to improve forecasting methodologies critical for safe design and operation of offshore oil and gas infrastructure, as well as improve our predictive capabilities for the transport of deep water organisms and contaminants.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Scripps Institution of Oceanography; University of Rhode Island; Leidos Corp.; Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada; Tendral LLC; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Project ID: 490
Project Name: Synthesis of historical observations using novel model approaches to improve understanding and predictability of deep Gulf of Mexico circulation
SourceUID: 2000006422
Latitude: 30.42403939
Longitude: -84.3171658
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Leon
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
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Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Steven Morey
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; University of Rhode Island; Leidos Corp.; Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada; Tendral LLC; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Link: https://nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/grantees/index.htm
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): 897000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Data Synthesis Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 897000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 12
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB