Smithsonian Rolls Out New Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Webpage

NASA satellite image on April 29, 2010 of the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA picture ID: GSFC_20171208_Archive_e002071

NASA satellite image on April 29, 2010 of the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA picture ID: GSFC_20171208_Archive_e002071

The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal recently redesigned their website, and it now includes a page dedicated to the Deepwater Horizon incident.

The page includes some information about how the spill and response unfolded, links to Smithsonian articles covering research from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, and perspectives from two scientists about other spills.

Check out the  Ocean Portal’s new webpage Gulf Oil Spill!

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GoMRI and the Smithsonian have a partnership to enhance oil spill science content on the Ocean Portal website.

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/.

© Copyright 2010-2018 Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) – All Rights Reserved. Redistribution is encouraged with acknowledgement to the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). Please credit images and/or videos as done in each article. Questions? Contact web-content editor Nilde “Maggie” Dannreuther, Northern Gulf Institute, Mississippi State University (maggied@ngi.msstate.edu).