This second film continues the remarkable stories about the global scientific team studying the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The movie, narrated by Matt Damon, will air later this year as a new episode of the award-winning Journey to Planet Earth Series.
The first “Dispatches from the Gulf” documentary received industry recognition with an Emmy for best photography and the Blue Whale Award at the 2016 Blue Ocean Film Festival. Using material from this first documentary, producers Hal and Marylyn Weiner created 50 video shorts that include film highlights, interviews with scientists and graduate students, and more. An associated Educators Guide provides detailed descriptions and keywords for each video and can be used in classroom curriculum and in other educational efforts.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, in response to the 2010 oil spill, initiated an unprecedented response effort and mobilized the largest, coordinated scientific research endeavor around an ocean-related event in history. For additional information about the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative:
- Watch this video: The Making of a Ten-Year Gulf of Mexico Research Program
- Use the Research Information System to learn about funded projects, people, and publications
- Use the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative to discover and access scientific datasets resulting from GoMRI-funded research
“Dispatches from the Gulf” is made possible in part by a grant from The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The 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 http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.
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