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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative awards $112.5 million to study Deepwater Horizon oil spill

August 31, 2011

RESTON, Va. — The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board yesterday announced that eight Research Consortia will be funded for the next three years to study the effect of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a press release.

A total of $112.5 million over three years will support this portion of the GRI research effort.

These teams will investigate the fate of petroleum in the environment, the impacts of the spill and the development of new tools and technology for responding to future spills and improving mitigation and restoration.