The AU’s Gulf of Mexico Research and Restoration Initiative (GMRRI) requests information, interest and expertise from our faculty on projects that are related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (DHOS) that occurred in April 2010. Submissions could include past, present and planned projects in all areas related to the damage assessment, monitoring of the environment, restoration of the region, and economic development as a result of the spill. Submissions should be formatted in the following manner:
(1) Technical summary of up to two pages in length beginning with the title and your contact information. This should be followed by a description of the objective, technical approach, technical merit, its innovativeness and its relationship to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
(2) The third page should provide information on the research team involved and funding or potential funding. Specify if this was a previously funded project, an ongoing funded project or a planned project. If a funded project, provide details on the source of funding including agency, funding level and duration. If it is a planned project, provide details on potential sources of funding and timeline. Your description can include all the above. For example it could be a long term funded project that is ongoing and has the potential to expand into new areas in the future under this Gulf oil spill opportunity.
In view of the rapid development in external programs related to this area, we will begin reviewing submissions on April 23 and will begin to determine our areas of strength and interest to best position Auburn University in response to funding opportunities. Please email all submissions to Ralph Zee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy me (email@example.com) so I’m informed of this information database as it develops.