Opportunity: Upcoming Webinar – Facing an Active 2020 Hurricane Season: Impacts of the Loop Current – July 15, 2020 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Gulf Research Program Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Initiative Upcoming Webinar Facing an Active 2020 Hurricane Season: Impacts of the Loop Current June 2, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm…
Here are highlights from selected GoMRI-funded peer-reviewed publications related to advancements in knowledge about physical ocean processes that affect how an oil spill moves.
Hydrocarbon-degrading microbes living in ocean environments consumed and metabolized oil droplets following Deepwater Horizon, which significantly influenced the oil’s fate in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil spilled in the ocean can sink to the seafloor due to its high density or by attaching to floating particulate matter, as happened during the Marine Oil Snow Sedimentation and Flocculent Accumulation (MOSSFA) event following Deepwater Horizon.
FSU researchers study Gulf of Mexico in international collaboration – MAY 6, 2020 (From EurekAlert! / May 6, 2020) When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a blowout in 2010 and began spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists got to work understanding the effects of that disaster. But limited data on the typical…
Opportunity: General Engineer, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Oil Spill Preparedness Division
Opportunity: General Engineer, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Oil Spill Preparedness Division – MAY 6, 2020 The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Oil Spill Preparedness Division (OSPD) is currently accepting applications for the position of General Engineer. Open & closing dates: 04/30/2020 to 05/20/2020 Pay scale & grade:…
Technical advances in genomics since Deepwater Horizon have revealed the natural capacity of microbes to catalyze bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons.
April 2020 marks ten years since the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. It also marks a decade of oil spill research that followed funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiate (GoMRI), resulting in more than 1,350 peer-reviews studies published so far, that are helping us understand the oil’s fate and impacts and be better prepared for future spills.
Investigations into health impacts stemming from Deepwater Horizon may provide insights as to what we might anticipate later from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In recognition of the Deepwater Horizon 10th anniversary, researchers with the Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE) led by the University of South Florida developed a booklet that features highlights of studies funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).