Scientists evaluated two oil risk assessment protocols that use passive dosing to create oil and water accommodated fractions (WAFs) for laboratory tests as potential alternatives to the traditional oil dosing method that CROSERF (multi-agency/organization oil spill research group) recommends.
Opportunity: Announcement for 2019-2020 NOSB Question Writers – MAY 16, 2019 Are you a science teacher or a marine scientist with a strong interest in education? Are you interested in earning some money by working from home this summer? The National Ocean Sciences Bowl® (NOSB) is looking to hire question writers during the summer of…
There are currently over 30 active deep-sea drilling platforms and more than 600 areas where oil naturally seeps from the Gulf of Mexico seafloor.
Marshes will take longer to recover from oil spill – MAY 14, 2019 (From Houma Today / May 14, 2019) While prior research suggested it takes a decade to recover from oil spills, scientists believe it will take a few more years for Louisiana’s marshes to recover from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Shortly after the…
Scientists compared how different surfactants affect bacterial adhesion to oil droplets (20−60 μm), which is necessary for biodegradation.
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an article that describes how scientists are using the In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System (ISIIS) to photograph zooplankton organisms and gather information about salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and light levels.
The Sea Lab’s Outreach Coordinator contributes to synthesis on Deepwater Horizon oil spill – MAY 7, 2019 (From EurekAlert! / May 7, 2019) The Sea Lab’s Discovery Hall Programs Outreach Coordinator Rachel McDonald’s work conducting outreach on ACER’s research is featured in a special issue of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative’s (GoMRI) Current: The…
Scientists conducted laboratory experiments using an abundant natural clay material, kaolinite, modified with carbon derived from chitosan as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical dispersants and visualized resulting phenomena at nanoscale detail.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative congratulates Dr. Samantha “Mandy” Joye’s distinction as University of Georgia’s Regents Professor, effective 1 July 2019.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) is seeking a Research Specialist I to assist with review of oceanographic and environmental datasets.