NGI BP Earth System Modeling (Phase II)

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: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research Chemical Aspects Research Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

An advanced earth modeling system for the physical, geochemical, and biological environment of the Gulf of Mexico and overlying atmosphere is a critical tool to help answer the question of whether or how the Macondo 252 (BP) Oil Spill did or will result in large scale perturbations of the NGoM ecosystem structure or function. Implementation of this modeling system requires the coupling of model components for the ocean physics, waves, atmosphere, and marine biogeochemistry.

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Project ID: 98
Project Name: NGI BP Earth System Modeling (Phase II)
SourceUID: 147
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): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Eric P. Chassignet
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 850-644-4581
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 172592
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 : 172592
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0