The Sampling and Monitoring Plan for the Assessment of Mississippi Canyon 252 (MC252) Oil Impacts to Coastal Wetland Vegetation in the Gulf of Mexico was developed as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) for the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) incident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. This Plan was developed cooperatively by representatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as lead DWH NRDA Trustee; state DWH NRDA Trustees for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; and BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP Gulf Coast Restoration Organization. The main objective of the Plan is to provide detailed information on the potential effects of oiling from the DWH incident and subsequent cleanup on coastal wetland vegetation along the northern Gulf of Mexico. The data collected may be used to assess unoiled, post-impact, and post-cleanup conditions, and to monitor recovery.
NSC's role in the project: