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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Funding Source: Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of Oceanography

Project Roster

A Coordinated Modeling Approach in Support of Oil Spill Tracking

17 Research Team Members

Principal Investigator

Robert Weisberg
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science

Co-Principal Investigator

Eric P. Chassignet
Florida State University
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
Dmitry Dukhovskoy
Florida State University
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
Villy Kourafalou
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Steven L. Morey
Florida State University
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)

Project Data Point of Contact

Robert Weisberg
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science

Research Scientist

Oscar Garcia-Pineda
Florida State University
Coastal and Marine Laboratory
Panagiotis Velissariou
Florida State University
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)

Post-Doc

Ioannis Androulidakis
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Matthieu Le Hénaff
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Research Staff

Jeff Donovan
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science
HeeSook Kang
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Yonggang Liu
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science
Jordan Yao
Florida State University
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
Lianyuan Zheng
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science

Data Team

Natasha Mendez-Ferrer
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science

Graduate Student - PhD Level

Ekaterina Maksimova
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science

Graduate Student - Master's Level

Andrew Kough
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org