FIO Block Award – GRI Year 1 Funds
In April 2010, BP pledged $500 million for scientific research to assess and monitor the health and response of the Gulf of Mexico over the ten years following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. FIO received a block grant of $10 million in the first year. This rapid-release award was used to fund 27 projects identified from a peer-review proposal process.
In total, these projects involved 91 investigators and over 45 students and 15 post-doctoral research associates from over 30 institutions. These funds are part of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Year 1 funds. Here are the final reports from the 27 funded projects.
F. Muller-Karger (USF), D. Goldgof (USF), C. Hu (USF), L. Shay (U. Miami), C. Bostater (FIT), M. Roffer (ROFFS/FIT), D. Fries (Bioplex Tech, LLC), E. Johns (NOAA – AOML), N. Melo (U. Miami), S. Lohrenz (U. Southern Mississippi)