Evan Variano and Allen Goldstein are part of a research consortium funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Their project title is "Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium."
A total of $112.5 million over three years will support this phase of the GRI research effort, which comprises eight research consortia. The UC Berkeley team, led by Texas A&M University at College Station, will have approximately $860,000 of support over three years.
The eight 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.
See press release.