Coast Watch: Remote Sensing and Verification Sampling of Oil Spill Impact on Florida Coast

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Florida

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Petroleum

Project Description

As oil continues to make landfall along the NE Gulf of Mexico coast, there is an immediate and ongoing need for accurate assessment of landfall and landfall prediction. This project is proposed as collaboration between FSU and UWF, but intends to coordinate closely with coastal sampling operations on the Gulf coast. Where oil reaches the coast, first order measurements and sampling is required to document scale and intensity of impact.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

University of West Florida

Project ID: 90
Project Name: Coast Watch: Remote Sensing and Verification Sampling of Oil Spill Impact on Florida Coast
SourceUID: 47
Latitude: 30.44443235
Longitude: -84.30180269
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Leon
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Ian MacDonald
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 850-644-5498
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of West Florida
Project Comments:
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 258157
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 : 258157
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0