An alliance of gulf state governments will be in charge of doling out the biggest pot of money for scientific research on impacts of BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the company announced late yesterday.
BP PLC provided the state of Alabama $5 million that went from the governor to the Marine Environmental Science Consortium (MESC), which is housed at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), to study the impact of the Deepwater Horizon incident and its effects in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP today announced significant progress in its half-billion dollar pledge to the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). Three research institutions in the Gulf region will receive a total of $25 million in fast-track funding for high-priority studies of the distribution, composition and ecological interactions of oil and dispersant.
The Florida Institute of Oceanography – a little known marine science consortium making big news with its research – will receive $10 million from BP to study the effects of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.
BP and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announce Implementation of BP’s $500 Million Independent Research Initiative
BP and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance today announced plans for the implementation of BP’s $500 million Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon incident and the potential associated impact on the environment and public health.