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USF, FSU, UM score grants for oil spill research



The University of South Florida, which played an integral role in assessing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year, was just awarded $11 million through BP's Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

Eight research consortiums received three-year grants, totaling $112.5 million, according to a press release. USF is among three from Florida, with Florida State University and the private University of Miami also getting money to keep researching the spill's impact and try to find ways to better respond to future spills.

The USF-led consortium is made up of these member institutions: Eckerd College, University of West Florida, the Florida Institute of Oceanography (a group of public and private marine science colleges and centers), Texas A&M University, Florida State University, University of Miami, Mote Marine Laboratory, North Carolina State University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at San Diego, Pennsylvania State University, Leibniz Institute at Hamburg University of Technology, NHL University of Applied Sciences, University of Calgary and Wageningen University.

The FSU-led consortium is made up of these member institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Florida Institute of Oceanography, Georgia Institute of Technology, Naval Research Laboratory, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Science Applications International Corporation, University of South Florida, University of West Florida, University of Miami and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

The UM- led consortium is made up of these member institutions : City University of New York, Staten Island, Florida International University, Florida State University, Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Research Laboratory, Nova Southeastern University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Tulane University, University of Arizona, University of Delaware, University of Texas at Austin.

“Our public universities are on the front lines of the challenging work to restore and monitor the health of the Gulf as well as Florida’s critical marine economy and ecosystem," Frank Brogan, chancellor of the state university system's Board of Governors, said in a statement.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:21pm]


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