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RFP-IV: Consortia Grants

A total of $140 million over three years supports twelve Research consortia to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. These research investments focus on improving our fundamental understanding of the implications of events such as the Macondo well blowout, and on developing improved spill mitigation, oil and gas detection, characterization and remediation technologies. The consortia were chosen following a competitive, merit review process that evaluated research applications submitted to GoMRI in response to its RFP-IV program solicitation. For additional information, read the GoMRI RFP IV press release.

12 Projects

Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx)

Principal Investigator: Antonietta Quigg -- Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology Department
Member Institutions: Barrier Creative, Golden Valley High School, Mount Allison University, National Tsing Hua University, Ocean Lakes High School, Old Dominion University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas Sea Grant, University of California Merced, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Texas at Dallas

Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER)

Principal Investigator: John Valentine -- Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), University Programs
Member Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Louisiana State University, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Siena College, The University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of South Alabama, University of South Florida

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

Principal Investigator: Steven Murawski -- University of South Florida, College of Marine Science
Member Institutions: Bangor University, Eckerd College, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hamburg University of Technology, Mind Open Media, Mote Marine Laboratory , Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of Western Australia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, University of Calgary, University of California San Diego, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of South Alabama, University of South Florida, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, University of West Florida, Van Hall Larenstein University, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Wageningen University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Principal Investigator: Nancy Rabalais -- Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Research
Member Institutions: American University, Austin Peay State University, Biodiversity Research Institute, Carleton College, Center for Loon Conservation, Connecticut College, Dartmouth College, Eckerd College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University Ag Center, Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Marine Biological Laboratory, Nicholls State University, Rutgers University, SEA Consulting Group, Stony Brook University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, United States Environmental Protection Agency, University of Houston, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Tennessee, University of Vermont, Wayne State University, Your Ocean Consulting, LLC

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

Principal Investigator: Tamay Özgökmen -- University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Member Institutions: Brown University, Consiglio Nazionale delle Riceche, Delft University of Technology, Drexel University, Duke University, Florida International University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, New Jersey Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, Nova Southeastern University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The City University of New York - College of Staten Island, The University of Texas at Austin, University of California Los Angeles, University of Cambridge, University of Delaware, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Miami, University of South Florida, University of Washington, Yale University

Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE)

Principal Investigator: William Graham -- University of Southern Mississippi, Division of Marine Science
Member Institutions: Columbia University, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), George Barisich, Hoang Nguyen Van, MetricSlice, LLC, Mississippi State University, Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, NVision Solutions, Inc., Old Dominion University, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, Southern Arkansas University, Tara Skelton, University of Miami, University of South Alabama, University of South Florida, University of Southern Mississippi

Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC)

Principal Investigator: Melissa Finucane -- RAND Corporation, Justice, Infrastructure and Environment
Member Institutions: George Washington University, Louisiana Public Health Institute, Louisiana State University, RAND Corporation, Tulane University, University of South Alabama

Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND)

Principal Investigator: Tracey Sutton -- Nova Southeastern University, Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences
Member Institutions: Barry University, Cornell University, Durango Multimedia, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Nova Southeastern University, Resphera Biosciences, San Antonio Zoo, Stony Brook University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of South Florida, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Whale Times Inc.

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

Principal Investigator: Edward Buskey -- The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Marine Science
Member Institutions: Alverno College, eAchieve Academy, East China Normal University, Johns Hopkins University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, SINTEF, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Florida, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf-2 (ECOGIG-2)

Principal Investigator: Samantha Joye -- University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences
Member Institutions: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Columbia University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, The University of Texas at Austin, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Georgia, University of Maryland, University of Mississippi, University of New Hampshire, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Oldenburg, University of Southern Mississippi

Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center - Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling (LADC-GEMM)

Principal Investigator: Natalia Sidorovskaia -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Physics
Member Institutions: ASV Global, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Proteus Technologies LLC, R2Sonic LLC, Seiche Measurements LLC, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of New Orleans, University of Southern Mississippi

Relationship of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in Fish for Validation of Ecological Risk (RECOVER)

Principal Investigator: Martin Grosell -- University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Member Institutions: The University of Texas at Austin, University of California Riverside, University of Miami, University of North Texas