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RFP-I: Consortia Grants

A total of $110 million over three years supports eight Research consortia, selected using a competitive merit review process, for a three-year research effort. These consortia will investigate the fate of petroleum in the environment, the impacts of the spill, and the development of new tools and technology for responding to future spills and improving mitigation and restoration. The lead institutions for the selected consortia are (1) The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute; (2) Texas A&M University at College Station; (3) Florida State University; (4) Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium; (5) University of South Florida; (6) University of Miami; (7) Tulane University; and (8) University of Mississippi. Over six dozen institutions in twenty-seven U.S. states and five countries comprise the research teams of these consortia. For additional information, read the GoMRI RFP I press release.

8 Projects

Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE)

Principal Investigator: Steven Murawski -- University of South Florida, College of Marine Science
Member Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Eckerd College, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Institute of Oceanography, Hamburg University of Technology, Mind Open Media, Mote Marine Laboratory , NHL University of Applied Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, Pensacola High School, Research Association Berlin eV, Texas A&M University, University of Calgary, University of California San Diego, University of Miami, University of South Alabama, University of South Florida, University of West Florida, Van Hall Larenstein University, Wageningen University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Principal Investigator: Nancy Rabalais -- Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), DeFelice Marine Center
Member Institutions: Carleton College, Colby-Sawyer College, College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Connecticut College, Duke University, Eckerd College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, George Washington University, Haverford College, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University Ag Center, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Marine Biological Laboratory, Nicholls State University, Oberlin College, Rice University, Rutgers University, Saint Michaels College, St. George High School, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Tulane University, University of Central Florida, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Puerto Rico, University of Tennessee, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Villanova University

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE)

Principal Investigator: Tamay Özgökmen -- University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Member Institutions: Deltares, Duke University, Florida International University, Florida State University, Haverford College, Louisiana State University, Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Nova Southeastern University, Tendral LLC, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The City University of New York - College of Staten Island, The University of Texas at Austin, Tulane University, University of Arizona, University of Delaware, University of Miami, University of South Florida, University of Southern Mississippi, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS)

Principal Investigator: Vijay John -- Tulane University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Member Institutions: Arizona State University, Auburn University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Florida International University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, KAIST , Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University, Princeton University, The City College of New York, The State University of New York - University at Buffalo, The University of Texas at Austin, Tulane University, University of Colorado, University of Houston, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Rhode Island, University of South Florida, University of Southern Mississippi

Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)

Principal Investigator: Eric Chassignet -- Florida State University, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
Member Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Eckerd College, Emory University, Falmouth Academy, Florida Institute of Oceanography, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Leidos, Inc., Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, New College of Florida, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Tallahassee Community College, Tendral LLC, University in Bergen, University of Miami, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, University of West Florida, Valdosta State University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)

Principal Investigator: Edward Buskey -- The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Marine Science
Member Institutions: Humboldt State University, Johns Hopkins University, SINTEF, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Austin, Tohoku University, University of California Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Puerto Rico, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)

Principal Investigator: Charles Wheat -- University of Mississippi, National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology
Member Institutions: Athens Academy, Auburn University, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Cedar Shoals High School, Columbia University, Crescent Valley High School, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, J. Craig Venter Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Georgia, University of Greifswald, University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Maryland, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southern Mississippi

Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium (GISR)

Principal Investigator: Piers Chapman -- Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography
Member Institutions: Arizona State University, Cardiff University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), North Carolina State University, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, University of California Berkeley, University of Florida, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Maryland, University of Rhode Island, University of Rochester, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution