Deep-C Research Areas
The Deep-C Consortium is a long-term, interdisciplinary study of deep sea to coast connectivity in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The study is investigating the environmental consequences of petroleum hydrocarbon release in the deep Gulf on living marine resources and ecosystem health. Deep-C will examine the geomorphologic, hydrologic, and biogeochemical settings that influence the distribution and fate of the oil and dispersants released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident, and use the resulting data for model studies that support improved responses to possible future incidents.
The primary Deep-C research areas include: