Recovery: Plankton


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Microbial Communities
Benthic Zone / Sea Floor

Project Description

Although the exact fate of much of the oil and dispersants for the “Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DHOS) are still under examination, large quantities of oil are believed to have sunk to the bottom. (An observation apparently confirmed by Dr. Smantha Joye and others recently on the “R/V Ocean Veritas.) As such, benthic communities were likely largely impacted including organisms that live in the sediments such as meiofaunal or microbial communities.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Auburn University, Florida State University, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, The University of Alabama, University of South Alabama, University of Southern Mississippi


Project ID: 75
Project Name: Recovery: Plankton
SourceUID: 133
Latitude: 30.2503634
Longitude: -88.07877409
Country: ESP, USA
State or Province: AL, FL, MS, ESP – IB
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Robert Condon
Point of Contact – Phone: rcondon@disl.org
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-2141
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Auburn University, Florida State University, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, The University of Alabama, University of South Alabama, University of Southern Mississippi
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=133
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): 404897
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 404897
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB