Understanding Oil Spill Impacts on Fishing Communities of the Gulf of Mexico: From Deepwater Horizon to Future Spill Scenarios


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Florida

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Grants

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

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Project Actions

Targeted Resources

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Project Description

The project team plans to synthesize data to explore and quantify how oil spills like Deepwater Horizonaffect fishing communities. This work includes both understanding how spills impact communities’ economic, ecological, and social systems — and modeling how these systems could be affected by future spills. Using high-resolution, fishery-dependent datasets, the team will identify how individual communities were affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill. Econometric and hydrodynamic modeling studies will be used to predict such impacts from future potential spills. Working with key fisheries stakeholders and local decision makers, the team plans to identify adaptive strategies that communities could use to mitigate future oil spills’ effects. This project has the potential to transform disaster planning and fisheries management responses to such disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere.

Project Contact

Project Partners

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Affiliated Institutions

University of Miami, University of California, Davis


Project ID: 579
Project Name: Understanding Oil Spill Impacts on Fishing Communities of the Gulf of Mexico: From Deepwater Horizon to Future Spill Scenarios
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 28.05472113
Longitude: -82.41376359
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s): Resilience
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: University of South Florida
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Steven Murawski
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Miami, University of California, Davis
Link: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=12152016b
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Acres Acquired: 0
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Landowner: None
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Public Access: None
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Duration: None
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Land Restoration Acreage: 0
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Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 590000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 590000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0