It is with deep sadness that the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) shares that Dr. Ciro V. Sumaya passed away on Sunday December 1, 2019. Dr. Sumaya, who served on the GoMRI Research Board since the program’s inception, was a medical doctor who specialized in pediatric infectious diseases.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant publication on technologies that complement traditional ship, satellite, and mooring-based tools that researchers use to study oil spills, including Deepwater Horizon.
Opportunity: University of Southern Mississippi, Assistant Professor of Biological Oceanography – DECEMBER 12, 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Biological Oceanography. Special Instructions to Applicants Applications must be submitted through the jobs.usm.edu candidate portal. For full consideration, send 1) letter of interest, 2) vitae,…
University of New Orleans doctoral student Kendal Leftwich, who is a member of the LADC-GEMM research consortium investigating how Deepwater Horizon affected large marine mammals, created and implemented a year-long physics methodology to engage high school students in university research.
Because oil and water don’t mix easily, oil droplets in the ocean environment tend to aggregate into larger masses, which hinders microbial degradation.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates its Research Board Vice Chair Dr. Margaret Leinen for receiving the 2019 American Geophysical Union’s Ambassador Award.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative’s science community is encouraged to participate in the NOAA Research Council’s efforts to expand the agency’s application of emerging science and technology and guide transformative advancements in NOAA science, products, and services.
When a marine oil spill occurs, it is vital to quickly determine where and when to dispatch response operations.
Scientists synthesized data from 53 peer-reviewed laboratory studies that investigated how Deepwater Horizon oil may affect 20 ray-fin fish species.
University and industry scientists are developing a benign alternative to chemical dispersants used for oil spill response, such as COREXIT used during Deepwater Horizon.