Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has been a sponsor and founding member of the Executive Committee of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GoMOSES) conference since it began in 2013. Annually, the GoMOSES conference brings together hundreds of oil spill-related experts from academia, state & federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and industry to share the latest oil spill and ecosystem scientific discoveries, innovations, technologies and policies. The GoMOSES conference seeks to link fundamental research on the Gulf ecosystem to practical application and is the premier conference to share Gulf-related research.


5-8 February 2018 in New Orleans, LA
“Response, Restoration, and Resiliency in the Gulf”
2018 Conference Website


6-9 February 2017 in New Orleans, LA
“Ecosystem Approaches to Gulf Response and Restoration”
2017 Conference Report
2017 Conference Program



1-4 February 2016 in Tampa, FL
“One Gulf: Healthy ecosystems, healthy communities”
2016 Conference Report
2016 Conference Program



16-19 February 2015 in Houston, TX
“What have we learned, what does it mean and how can it be used?”
2015 Conference Report
2015 Conference Program



26-29 January 2014 in Mobile, AL
“Collaboration, Integration and Synthesis”
2014 Conference Report
2014 Conference Program



21-23 January 2013 in New Orleans, LA
Inaugural conference; topics included reflection on past events as they relate to oil spill chemistry, our state of the knowledge of ecosystem level science, public health and related community science, socio-economics, and policy.
2013 Conference Report
2013 Conference Program