The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates Dr. Rita Colwell on being honored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) with their highest award, the William Bowie Medal. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to fundamental Earth and space science and for unselfish cooperation in research.
The virtual event will take place on Wednesday, December 2 from 5:00-6:00pm EST and is is presented in partnership with Smithsonian.
Opportunity: Post-Doc, AEON-Lab (Anthropogenic Effects on the Oceanography of Newfoundland) – NOVEMBER 5, 2020 Looking for a post-doc to work with us on oils spill relevant research. The AEON-Lab (Anthropogenic Effects on the Oceanography of Newfoundland) is looking for a post-doc to join our project investigating interactive effects between oil, chemical dispersants, marine particles and…
Still fighting Gulf oil spill’s lasting impact – SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 (From The Villages Daily Sun / Michael Salerno / September 20, 2020) Tears poured down the faces of people in Pensacola Beach at the sight of sands and animals soaked in oil. Its creeping eastward scourge in June 2010, two months after the Deepwater…
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant tip sheet that discusses how academic researchers can become more familiar with priority oil spill research needs and with protocols for collecting data during response activities.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) and the Sea Grant oil spill outreach team are pleased to announce and extend an invitation to attend Gulf Coast state events that will highlight GoMRI contributions to research, recovery, and resilience from a state-based perspective.
Scientists with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) have been investigating solvent-free formulations to improve the safety and efficiency of dispersant technologies used in oil spill response. One promising area involves halloysite clay nanotubes.
Students’ engagement with science that connects with something that is relevant in their lives can increase the meaningfulness of science application and help solidify its importance.
Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident moved from deep waters to coastal shorelines, overwhelming their natural defenses which, in turn, slowed or prevented their recovery. Scientists with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) have been assessing the health of these complex environments that experience stressors from multiple sources, providing information that can inform response decisions during future disturbances.
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident and the chemical dispersants applied during response efforts affected many ecologically and economically important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico.