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ECOGIG is a research consortium investigating the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deepwater ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico.
ECOGIG started its second 3-year grant cycle in January 2015. ECOGIG-2 is comprised of 29 lead investigators from 15 institutions, and is led by project director Dr. Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia.
ECOGIG-2's mission is to compare and understand the environmental signatures and impacts of natural oil and gas seepage versus inputs generated by localized, abrupt and large hydrocarbon discharges like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill.
In particular, ECOGIG-2 examines the impacts of oil and natural gas on coupled benthic-pelagic processes in deepwater ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico, and charts the long-term effects and mechanisms of ecosystem recovery from the 2010 Macondo oil well blowout.
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