Newly-Funded GoMRI Consortia Program Information Now Available

A  gulf crew boat silhouetted in a Gulf of Mexico sunset. Offshore of Cameron, Louisiana.  (Photo by: Commander Grady Tuell, NOAA Corps

(Click to enlarge) A gulf crew boat silhouetted in a Gulf of Mexico sunset. Offshore of Cameron, Louisiana. (Photo by: Commander Grady Tuell, NOAA Corps)

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) community welcomes aboard the recently-funded twelve research consortia awarded over $140 million in grants.

Descriptions of these research programs and their associated people and institutions are available on line here: GoMRI Funding Programs – RFP-IV Consortia Grants.

These consortia will conduct three-year studies about the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. For more information, about this award read the GoMRI RFP-IV press release.

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The GoMRI is a 10-year independent research program established to study the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization and remediation technologies. An independent and academic 20-member Research Board makes the funding and research direction decisions to ensure the intellectual quality, effectiveness and academic independence of the GoMRI research. All research data, findings and publications will be made publicly available. The program was established through a $500 million financial commitment from BP. For more information, visit http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.

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