The Florida State University brings to bear a broad spectrum of expertise and capabilities of direct relevance to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Focus areas extend from marine ecology, fisheries, ocean modeling, winds, remote sensing and meteorology to economics, tourism and risk assessment and remediation. FSU has unique technical capabilities including high resolution petroleomics capabilities at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and high performance computing. The University is a member of the Northern Gulf Institute, a network of universities in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana that conducts cooperative research with Federal and other agencies.
The following units at FSU are key participants in research on the oil spill:
- Center for Insurance Research
- Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
- Dedman School of Hospitality
- Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS)
- Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Business Law
- Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center
- Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium (FCRC) Consensus Center
- Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML)
- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute (GFDI)
- Institute for Energy Systems, Economic and Sustainability (IESES)
- Office of Research
FSU is a partner in the Oil Spill Academic Task Force, and is collaborating with other universities across Florida to assist the state of Florida in the Gulf region in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We are also leading the Deep-C Consortium to study the effects of the oil spill on the northeastern Gulf.