WHAT WAS DEEP-C?
Deep-C.org is no longer an active website. The Deep-C (Deep Sea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico) Consortium was a four-year, interdisciplinary study of deep sea to coast connectivity in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The study, which began in 2011, investigated the environmental consequences of petroleum hydrocarbon release in the deep Gulf on living marine resources and ecosystem health. Deep-C examined the geomorphologic, hydrologic, and biogeochemical settings that influence the distribution and fate of the oil and dispersants released during the Deepwater Horizon (DwH) accident, and used the resulting data for model studies that support improved responses to possible future incidents.
The content of this website will remain online to be used as a reference. However, for new research related to the Gulf of Mexico, visit the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) website at http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/
IN THE NEWS
Study Reveals Oil Spill Changed Oxygen Conditions in Gulf Sediment
(Source: GoMRI, May 26, 2015)
Five years after oil spill, how bad is the Gulf of Mexico today?
(Source: Boston Globe, April 20, 2015)
Students, researchers hunting for tarballs on Pensacola Naval Air Station
(Source: Pensacola News Journal, March 2, 2015)
Study details impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on beach microbial communities
(Source: Georgia Tech News Center, February 17, 2015)
Millions of gallons of BP oil rests on Gulf floor
(Source: USA Today, February 4, 2015)
Deep-C was a four-year, interdisciplinary study of deep sea to coast connectivity in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.Deep-C is no longer an active research project. The information on this website is for historical reference purposes only.