Oil-Marine Snow-Mineral Aggregate Interactions and Sedimentation during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Georgia Research Foundation

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Petroleum

Project Description

We will develop a depth-dependent model of the coagulation of oil with marine particles to determine the dominant factors governing oil-particle interactions and to predict rates and timing of sedimentation of oil associated with aggregates to the sea floor. We will use detailed particle observations, including size distributions and abundances, from the NE Gulf of Mexico, and observations from sediment traps and laboratory experiments, to develop and validate the model. The model will incorporate environmental variables such as water temperature and salinity profiles. Multiple simulations will be run, varying factors that affect coagulation rates. Our goal is to build a generic framework that can be used in different locations with appropriate parameterization as part of an oil spill emergency response tool.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of California Santa Barbara, University of South Florida


Project ID: 511
Project Name: Oil-Marine Snow-Mineral Aggregate Interactions and Sedimentation during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
SourceUID: 269
Latitude: 33.945412
Longitude: -83.376088
Country: United States of America
State or Province: CA, FL, GA
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):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: University of Georgia Research Foundation
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Adrian Burd
Point of Contact – Phone: adrianb@uga.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of California Santa Barbara, University of South Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=269
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
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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): 893187
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 : 893187
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0