Three-Dimensional Gulf Circulation and Biogeochemical Processes Unveiled by State-of-the-Art Profiling Float Technology and Data Assimilative Ocean Models


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Miami

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant

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
Infrastructure

Project Description

The goal of this research is to build a rapid response capability that can be deployed in the event of an oil spill. The capability will consist of an integrated observation-prediction system to map the distribution and extent of hydrocarbons in the water column in real time and to quantify hydrocarbon removal and fate including short-term predictions of dispersion induced by the current field and transport of oil to the sea floor through scavenging by marine particles. The prediction system will be evaluated in retrospective assimilation experiments using data from the Deepwater Horizon spill and in forecast experiments that assimilate satellite and float data in real time. Both will demonstrate the system’s capability, and improve our understanding of physical mechanisms and their impacts on the biogeochemistry in the water column.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Dalhousie University, North Carolina State University, Teledyne Webb Research


Project ID: 515
Project Name: Three-Dimensional Gulf Circulation and Biogeochemical Processes Unveiled by State-of-the-Art Profiling Float Technology and Data Assimilative Ocean Models
SourceUID: 275
Latitude: 25.732467
Longitude: -80.163044
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, MA, NC
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Infrastructure
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: University of Miami
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Lynn K. (Nick) Shay
Point of Contact – Phone: nshay@rsmas.miami.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dalhousie University, North Carolina State University, Teledyne Webb Research
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=275
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): 2828780
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 2828780
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P