Investigation of Oil Spill Transport in a Coupled Wind-Wave Current Environment Using Simulation and Laboratory Studies

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Miami

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Petroleum Air-Sea Interactions

Project Description

We will study the transport of oil droplets in upper oceans subject to actions of Langmuir cells and breaking waves and the transport of oiled sprays in wind over waves. The goal of this joint experiment and simulation study is to obtain substantially deepened physical understanding of and much improved modeling and prediction capability for the wind-wave-ocean interaction dynamics and the effects on oil transport.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

University of Minnesota

Project ID: 508
Project Name: Investigation of Oil Spill Transport in a Coupled Wind-Wave Current Environment Using Simulation and Laboratory Studies
SourceUID: 273
Latitude: 25.732467
Longitude: -80.163044
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, MN
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Air-Sea Interactions
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: University of Miami
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: William M. Drennan
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Minnesota
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): 992274
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 : 992274
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0