Call for Papers: Marine Technology Society Journal Special Edition

The recent TechSurge: Advancing Oil Spill Research brought together the GoMRI and Marine Technology Society (MTS) communities to share research results and discuss how they might work together to better prepare for future oil spills (see agenda).

A product of this collaboration, the November/December 2018 special edition of the MTS Journal, will feature the advancements in oil spill science, engineering, and technologies from both the GoMRI and MTS communities. Manuscripts are due June 20, 2108 (see call for papers).

For questions, please email the Guest Editors: Dana Yoerger (, Steve Murawski (; Liesl Hotaling (; or MTS journal managing editor Amy Morgante (

A webinar on Advancing Oil Spill Research and Response Part 2 will be held on March 13 (register here).

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is a 10-year independent research program established to study the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization and remediation technologies. An independent and academic 20-member Research Board makes the funding and research direction decisions to ensure the intellectual quality, effectiveness and academic independence of the GoMRI research. All research data, findings and publications will be made publicly available. The program was established through a $500 million financial commitment from BP. For more information, visit

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