Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)


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

GoMRI RFP-I: Consortia Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research
Chemical Aspects Research
Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Pelagic Zone
Petroleum

Project Description

The Deep-C Consortium proposes a long-term, interdisciplinary study of deep-sea-to-coast connectivity in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The study will investigate the environmental consequences of petroleum hydrocarbon release in the deep Gulf on living marine resources and ecosystem health. Deep-C will examine the geomorphologic, hydrologic, and biogeochemical settings that influence the distribution and fate of the oil and dispersants released during the Deepwater Horizon (DwH) accident, and use the resulting data for model studies that support improved responses to possible future incidents.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

City University of New York – Baruch College, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Eckerd College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Leidos, Inc., Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Tallahassee Community Colle


Project ID: 97
Project Name: Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)
SourceUID: 138
Latitude: 30.44443235
Longitude: -84.30180269
Country: CAN, NOR, USA
State or Province: AL, FL, GA, MA, MS, VA, CAN – AB, NOR
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research; Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Pelagic Zone
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Eric P. Chassignet
Point of Contact – Phone: echassignet@coaps.fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 850-644-4581
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: City University of New York – Baruch College, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Eckerd College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Leidos, Inc., Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Tallahassee Community Colle
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=138
Project Comments: www.deep-c.org/
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): 20245000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-I: Consortia Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 20245000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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