The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE)

The Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE) is a research consortium of 19 U.S. and international partners focused on effects of oil spills on marine environments. The C-IMAGE consortium is currently in their third and final installment of funding from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) in response to the Deepwater Horizon blowout of 2010. C-IMAGE II is focused on GoMRI Research Themes 2 and 3, studying:
  • Chemical evolution and biological degradation of the petroleum/dispersant systems and subsequent interaction with coastal, open-ocean, and deep-water ecosystems. (Theme 2)
  • Environmental effects of the petroleum/dispersant system on the sea floor, water column, coastal waters, beach sediments, wetlands, marshes, and organisms; and the science of ecosystem recovery. (Theme 3)

Projects from C-IMAGE I included ecosystem modeling based on biological, chemical, and physical data sets, marine resource assessments of ichthyoplankton, fish, and marine mammals, oil and dispersant toxicology, simulating high-pressure environments and their effects on fluids, and sediment analysis of oil-affected areas of the sea floor.

C-IMAGE II focuses on Six Tasks covering a range of research areas including deep-ocean environments, sediment deposition, and plankton and fish species toxicity.

The University of South Florida serves as the host institution for C-IMAGE under the direction of Principle Investigator Dr. Steven Murawski, Sherryl Gilbert and Chief Science Officer Dr. David Hollander. The data in this repository contains the work of USF researchers. To view data from across GRIIDC’s research groups, please visit GRIIDC’s dataset monitoring webpage.

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Submissions from 2019

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Input, output and complete run files for the Atlantis ecosystem model IXTOC oil spill simulations from Campeche Bay Atlantis model, Cameron Ainsworth

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Bulk density and porewater data collected onboard R/V Weatherbird II cruises WB-0813 and WB-1405 in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2013-08-15 to 2013-09-27, Gregg R. Brooks and Rebekka A. Larson

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Bulk Density/Porewater of sediment cores collected aboard R/V Weatherbird II cruise WB-0517 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2017-05-11 to 2017-05-23, Gregg R. Brooks and Rebekka A. Larson

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Sediment texture & composition data collected aboard R/V Weatherbird II cruise WB-0517 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2017-05-11 to 2017-05-23, Gregg R. Brooks and Rebekka A. Larson

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Short-lived radioisotope (SLRad) data collected aboard R/V Justo Sierra cruise JS-0815 in the southern Gulf of Mexico from 2015-07-31 to 2015-08-08, Gregg R. Brooks and Rebekka A. Larson

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Short-lived radioisotope (SLRad) data collected aboard R/V Weatherbird II cruise WB-0517 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2017-05-11 to 2017-05-23, Gregg R. Brooks, Rebekka A. Larson, and Patrick Schwing

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Spectral variability of oil slicks under different observing conditions derived from satellite and airborne optical remote sensing, Chuanmin Hu

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Oxidative stress, genotoxicity, and immune response biomarkers measured in red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2015-08-20 to 2017-07-30, Steven A. Murawski, Kristina Deak, and Larry Dishaw

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Oxidative stress, genotoxicity, and immune response biomarkers measured in golden tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2015-08-17 to 2017-07-29, Steven Murawski, Kristina Deak, and Larry Dishaw

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Transcriptomics of female golden tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2015-08-15 to 2016-09-09, Steven Murawski, Kristina Deak, and Larry Dishaw

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Pathological findings in red snapper livers collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the north central region, Gulf of Mexico from 2012-08-13 to 2017-08-01, Erin Pulster, S. Fogelson, and Steven A. Murawski

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Histological examination of livers of golden tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-08-14 to 2016-09-06, Erin Pulster, S. Fogelson, and S. Synder

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Hepatic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) concentrations in groupers collected aboard multiple research and fishing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico from 2011-07-07 to 2017-07-30, Erin Pulster, Justin Mrowicki, Steven A. Murawski, and Brigid Carr

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Hepatic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) concentrations in Red Hind (Epinephelus guttatus) collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the southern Gulf of Mexico (Mexico and Cuba) from 2015-09-18 to 2017-05-23, Erin Pulster and Steven A. Murawski

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Hepatic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Gulf and Southern Hake collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-08-21 to 2015-09-24, Erin Pulster, Steven A. Murawski, and Rachel Struch

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Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in liver tissue of golden tilefish collected aboard multiple R/V Weatherbird II cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-08-13 to 2017-08-01, Erin Pulster, S. M. Synder, and Steven A. Murawski

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Biliary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) equivalents for 92 species of fish collected aboard multiple research and fishing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico from 2011-08-16 to 2018-08-22, Erin Pulster, S. Synder, Steven A. Murawski, Brigid Carr, Justin Mrowicki, Madison Schwaab, R. Struch, and G. Toro-Farmer

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Hydrocarbon concentration data collected during a coastal survey conducted in the Bay of Campeche, southern Gulf of Mexico on 2016-08-09, Isabel Romero

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Hydrocarbon concentration data from sediment cores collected aboard R/V Justo Sierra cruise JS-0815 in the southern Gulf of Mexico from 2015-07-31 to 2015-08-08, Isabel C. Romero

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CTD, ADCP, meteorological, and flow-through instrumental data collected onboard the R/V Weatherbird II cruise WB0517 in the northwestern margin of Cuba from 2017-05-09 to 2017-05-25, Patrick Schwing

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CTD data collected onboard R/V Weatherbird II cruise WB-0717 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2017-07-19 to 2017-07-30, Patrick Schwing

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Dataset for: Ecotoxicological benthic impacts of experimental oil-contaminated marine snow deposition, Justine S. van Eenennaam, Melissa Rohal, Jagos R. Radovic, Thomas B. Oldenburg, Isabel Romero, Albertinka J. Murk, and Edwin M. Foekema

Submissions from 2018

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Evaluation of diet matrix uncertainty for the Atlantis model, Cameron Ainsworth