Impact of Crude Oil on Coastal and Ocean Environments of the West Florida Shelf and Big Bend Region from the Shoreline to the Continental Shelf Edge: Radiocarbon and Stable Isotope Tracing


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: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Fish / Fish Habitats Petroleum

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is effectively a large-scale tracer release. The large pulse of carbon from the spill that has entered the marine environment provides an opportunity to both better understand the functioning of coastal ecosystems and investigate the effects of the spill on coastal food webs and fisheries. This material is unique in terms of its isotopic composition, both in terms of 13C, 14C, and possibly 34S.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Wesleyan University


Project ID: 94
Project Name: Impact of Crude Oil on Coastal and Ocean Environments of the West Florida Shelf and Big Bend Region from the Shoreline to the Continental Shelf Edge: Radiocarbon and Stable Isotope Tracing
SourceUID: 84
Latitude: 30.44443235
Longitude: -84.30180269
Country: United States of America
State or Province: CT, FL
County: Y
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Jeffrey Paul Chanton
Point of Contact – Phone: jchanton@fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 850-644-7493
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Wesleyan University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=84
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): 113801
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 : 113801
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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