Deep-sea Risk Assessment and species sensitivity to WAF, CEWAF and Dispersant

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas A&M University

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: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Dispersants Benthic Zone / Sea Floor

Project Description

Subsea injection of dispersants offers some significant benefits compared to the application of dispersants on the sea surface. Although dispersant application at the sea surface has been extensively studied, more data are needed on the efficiency and environmental impacts of dispersed oil in the subsea to evaluate and document acceptability of this response technique. We will test a series of deep sea organisms to the effect of specific individual hydrocarbons, as well as WAF, CEWAF and Dispersant. If successful, we are hoping to develop and new method for the effects of contaminants on marine organisms.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Texas A&M University

Project ID: 504
Project Name: Deep-sea Risk Assessment and species sensitivity to WAF, CEWAF and Dispersant
SourceUID: 291
Latitude: 30.571348
Longitude: -96.294622
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, TX
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Texas A&M University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Anthony Hayden Knap
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Texas A&M University
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
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Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
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Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
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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): 1936870
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 : 1936870
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0