An interest in oil spill research led Olasehinde Owoseni from Ile-Ife, an ancient city in Nigeria, to the Louisiana coast. Such a change might seem intimidating, but Sehinde sees it is as a small step toward his greater goal.
The cruise will allow the scientists to collect water column and sediment samples at Macondo impacted sites, other anthropogenically impacted sites, natural hydrocarbon seeps and control sites to track Macondo impacts and compare the processes observed in Macondo-influenced areas to natural seeps and control sites.
Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate for Benthic & Phytoplankton Community Ecology Studies, CWC
Coastal Waters Consortium Seeks Postdoctoral Research Associate for Benthic & Phytoplankton Community Ecology Studies related to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Coastal Waters Consortium Seeks Research Associate/Assistant for Benthic Marsh Ecology Research related to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Scientists from Haverford College examined Gulf of Mexico sediment and flocculent material (floc) associated with oil-impacted corals to study indigenous microbial communities and their oil degradation potential.
One of the most significant outcomes of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has been the fostering of a multi-disciplinary collaborative academic community ready to put science into practice.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is one of many stressors affecting wetlands ecology, and scientists are investigating impacts from natural and human-caused disturbances on marsh health and surrounding water chemistry.
GoMRI granted a Special Award of $2000 for best oil spill-related science at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 11-15 in Pittsburgh, PA.
A team of scientists from Eckerd College and University of South Florida conducted a time-series sediment study to better understand impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
An exciting aspect of scientific research is unexpected discovery. While investigating impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists made unanticipated, yet fundamentally important, discoveries that shape our understanding of ocean science and Gulf ecosystems.