Dispatches from the Gulf – JUNE 19, 2018 (From Spring 2018 Newsletter) Screenscope Films recently hosted several regional screenings of Dispatches from the Gulf 2. The film was shown at the Gasparilla International Film Festival on March 24 in St. Petersburg, Florida and at the Salty Cinema IV Offshore Oil and Gas Film Festival, held…
Spring 2018 – Note from the Research Board Chair – JUNE 19, 2018 (From Spring 2018 Newsletter) Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University GoMRI Community Recognizes the Eighth Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill April 20, 2018 marked the eighth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Each year on…
Spring 2018 – GoMRI Researcher Interview with Dr. Andres Campiglia – JUNE 19, 2018 (From Spring 2018 Newsletter) Dr. Andres Campiglia from the University of Central Florida answered a few questions about his RFP-V project, A Combined Analytical and Synthetic Approach Based on Line Narrowing Spectroscopy for Specific Isomer Determination of Petroleum Oil Spills, and…
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative congratulates Dr. Rita Colwell on her selection as the 2018 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Laureate for her work in revolutionizing the fight against water borne diseases.
Researchers conducted a first-of-its-kind measurement of the vertical dynamics of water motion near the ocean’s surface in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal published an interactive tool featuring maps and graphics showing where Deepwater Horizon oil traveled. The story map also includes locations for where responders applied chemical dispersants on the Gulf’s surface and other sources where oil enters the Gulf, such as offshore oil and gas platforms and natural seeps.
Researchers analyzed the resource use of Seaside Sparrows residing in salt marshes impacted by large-scale disturbances like Deepwater Horizon and Hurricane Isaac to understand the effects on these indicators of ecological change.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant publication that provides helpful tips for what to do if you come upon an oiled animal in the wild, including phone numbers for state-level animal-specific rescue authorities.
The GoMRI Research Board is pleased to announce the availability of up to $2 million in additional funding for Request for Sample Analysis Funds.
Researchers conducted laboratory wave tank experiments to investigate how plunging breaking waves affect the concentration of particulate and gaseous emissions from oil slicks.