The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is among institutions participating in a research team that the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi are leading in a $112.5 million project to learn how the Gulf of Mexico has fared since the 2010 BP oil spill.
University of Miami to Lead Study of Hydrocarbon Transport as Result of Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Lead investigator Tamay Özgökmen heads team, more than $15 million allocated to project by GoMRI
Florida’s universities have received $20 million to study the long-term effects of last year’s BP Gulf Coast oil spill disaster.
Texas A&M University researchers in the College of Geosciences and the Dwight Look College of Engineering are the lead investigators in a $14.4 million project that will investigate the transport and eventual fate of petroleum fluids that have erupted at depth, such as those that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon spill last year.
Two Texas groups are among the first to receive grants from BP’s Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study how last year’s massive oil spill impacted the environment and to develop methods to better respond to future spills.
A research group led by the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science was awarded an $11 million grant to study the ecological impacts of last year’s gulf oil spill and the unprecedented use of dispersants.
University of West Florida researchers will participate in two major studies on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem.