Genomic Responses to the Deepwater Horizon event and development of high-throughput biological assays for oil spills


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of New Hampshire

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 States

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Benthic communities are strongly impacted by oil spills, which render them a valuable tool for assaying and monitoring the impacts of contamination. However, the characterization of these communities has been impractical for large-scale deployment due to the tedious and time-consuming nature of the taxonomy required to accurately describe these communities. This project will leverage recent and dramatic advances in DNA sequencing technology that have transformed the process of rapid, accurate, and cheap assays of community biodiversity and develop a reproducible bioinformatics workflow for the environmental monitoring of oil spills.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Northeastern University, Smithsonian Institution, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi


Project ID: 505
Project Name: Genomic Responses to the Deepwater Horizon event and development of high-throughput biological assays for oil spills
SourceUID: 272
Latitude: 43.134908
Longitude: -70.938471
Country: United States of America
State or Province: DC, MA, NH, TX
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Oil System Safety Research
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: University of New Hampshire
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: W. Kelley Thomas
Point of Contact – Phone: kelley.thomas@unh.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Northeastern University, Smithsonian Institution, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=272
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
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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): 2477880
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 : 2477880
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0