A Survey of State Sponsored Oil Spill Research Relevant to the Regulation of Offshore Oil and Gas Development

Allan Pulsipher. Funded by BOEM. Project Funding $102,046.

The project is intended to organize the grants and studies produced by the oil spill programs administered by the states of Louisiana and Texas in a computer-based, user-friendly, cross-tabulated database; use this database to analyze the publications and work experience of those researchers who have been supported by these programs; describe any involvement these researchers may have had in the aftermath of the Macondo blowout and spill in the Gulf of Mexico; and to document and compare the procedures used by these programs to set priorities, evaluate proposals and track performance.