The Center for Integrated Modeling & Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE) is a consortium of 19 research institutions from six countries committed to studying the long-term impact of the DWH and IXTOC-1 oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The USF Tampa Library's Data Management Team handles data management for the consortium.
The C-IMAGE Consortium is a comprehensive research team from 19 national and international universities to address Themes 2 and 3 of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). These themes cannot be studied in isolation, as the physical, chemical and biological processes determine the potential for effects on elements of the ecosystem. We study their space/time/trophic level connections using a hierarchy of calibrated models, supported by observations, sampling and high-pressure experimental studies where necessary, with a focus on the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
This research is made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Contract #SA 12-10/GoMRI-007.
Data Management Team's Mission
For C-IMAGE Researchers
We will take care of the data submission to GRIIDC and the creation of the metadata for you.