Attention Oil Spill Researchers! IOSC 2020 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The International Oil Spill Conference  (IOSC) provides a vital forum for the oil industry to gather and discuss future challenges and opportunities with sound science, practical innovation, global research, and imagination. The IOSC 2020 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana May 11-14, 2020.

The IOSC is offering need-based scholarships to help with registration and travel expenses for those whose attendance would enhance the body of knowledge for the oil spill science user community. Anyone planning on attending the conference is encouraged to apply.

Submit your scholarship application at by November 15, 2019. The IOSC 2020 Scholarship Committee reviews and approves applications.  Those receiving a scholarship will receive a promotional code as part of their acceptance confirmation to use when registering for the conference.

Additional IOSC 2020 Information

There will be three special sessions featuring the oil spill science synthesis efforts of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI): Physical Oceanography and Response, Refinement of Fates, and Ecology and Human Health. For more information, go to

IOSC 2020 Registration will be open soon at There are discounted rates for academia, students, and government participants.

There will be a film festival, photo contest, and a technical demonstration during the conference. More information about these events will be available soon at

Each IOSC since 1969 has published a printed Proceedings that contains the peer-reviewed papers presented in each conference. All of these are available digitally at

By Nilde Maggie Dannreuther. Contact with questions or comments.


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

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