Spring 2017 – Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2017 – Frequently Asked Questions – JUNE 8, 2017 (From Spring 2017 Newsletter) GoMRI is pleased to have Brad Benggio, Scientific Support Coordinator with NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, answer a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about his job, what scientific knowledge gaps remain in oil spill response, and how the science community…

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Graphic courtesy of C-IMAGE.

C-IMAGE Launches Beneath the Horizon Interactive Website

C-IMAGE Launches Beneath the Horizon Interactive Website – JUNE 8, 2017 (From Spring 2017 Newsletter) On April 20, 2017, the seventh anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE) launched a new website called Beneath the Horizon (BeneaththeHorizon. org). The interactive site shares…

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ROV video feed. Credit: ECOGIG

Science at Sea: Researchers Monitor Marine Ecosystems Near Deepwater Horizon

A 12-day science expedition on the exploration vessel Ocean Intervention II embarks June 11 to investigate how oil, gas, and chemical dispersants affect marine life and their environment deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists and outreach personnel onboard the vessel will interact with the public and school-age children using streaming video, social media, and question-and-answer sessions.

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Marine Researchers Engage Fishing Communities to Improve Trust in Science

Trust in scientific findings is especially important when the research relates to your livelihood and health as it did for commercial and recreational fishing communities after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Many scientists conducting early studies on the spill believed that they were considered trustworthy, like firemen and policemen. However, it became apparent as the spill unfolded that the relationship of the public, science, and trust was complex and sometimes on shaky ground.

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