2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference Report Available
– June 17, 2014
The second Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference was held in Mobile, Alabama in January 2014. As we entered the fourth year of research following the Deepwater Horizon incident, the science community was positioned to deliver integrated findings both within the scientific community and to stakeholder groups.
With this in mind, the overarching goal of the 2014 Conference was “Collaboration, Integration and Synthesis.” The conference brought together the research community where new scientific results were presented from multiple disciplines. Participants developed recommendations for collaborative integration and synthesis or legacy products from post-spill investments in science. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative was a major sponsor of the conference.
The Executive Committee of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference is pleased to announce that the 2014 Conference Report is available at: https://gulfresearchinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2014_GulfConferenceReport.pdf.
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 https://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.
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