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OC Dean Appointed to Oil Spill Research Board

Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D., dean of Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center and executive director of NSU’s National Coral Reef Institute.

Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center and executive director of NSU’s National Coral Reef Institute, was recently appointed by former Florida governor Charlie Crist to serve on the Gulf Research Initiative Research Board. The board is comprised of 20 eminent scientists from the US and from around the world. Of those, two will come from each of the five Gulf Coast states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The board will decide upon research projects that are eligible for grants from the $500 million BP has committed over a 10-year period to conduct research in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year. The independent research program is known as the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI).

 The GRI will facilitate investigation of the impacts of the oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico and affected coastal states, according to BP’s website. The Initiative will also develop improved oil detection, characterization and remediation technologies.