Penetration, Accumulation and Degradation of BP DWH Oil in Florida Sandy Beaches


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida State University

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 States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Beaches / Dunes Microbial Communities

Project Description

Contamination of Florida sandy beaches by crude oil has severe environmental and economic consequences, i.e. buried oil releases toxic substances killing beach organisms and tourism alone has an economic impact of $57 billion. This proposal addresses the fate of Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil and dispersants washed up on Florida sandy beaches. It is a collaboration between scientists at FSU and Eckerd College.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Eckerd College, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago


Project ID: 89
Project Name: Penetration, Accumulation and Degradation of BP DWH Oil in Florida Sandy Beaches
SourceUID: 41
Latitude: 30.44443235
Longitude: -84.30180269
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA, IL
County: Y
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Physical Aspects Research Chemical Aspects Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Markus Huettel
Point of Contact – Phone: mhuettel@fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 850-645-1394
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Eckerd College, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=41
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 232556
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 : 232556
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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