Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, there was tremendous uncertainty about where to protect or collect oil in order to best use the finite response resources. This was, in part, caused by the lack of understanding of the three dimensional flow field in the central northern Gulf of Mexico and its associated forcing functions. The spatial variability in the forcing functions and resulting flow field will generate dramatically different Lagrangian trajectories of oil based substances depending on their depth and shelf position.
This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.↩