Communicating oil spill research is essential to improve society’s understanding about spills and their ability to respond to and mitigate them. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has been funding spill-related research since 2010.
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in 2010 releasing the largest oil spill in United States history, scientists from around the country came to the Gulf of Mexico to try to measure the impact of the environmental disaster.
There is a lot of action at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. A turbulent mixed layer of water and sediment particles known as the bottom boundary layer circulates counterclockwise across the seafloor, flowing against the water above.
The Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia (http://marsci.uga.edu) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in a new Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative-funded study of the vertical upwelling of a hydrocarbon plume together with bottom boundary layer dispersal for a natural seep site.
The Senior Program Assistant performs complex clerical and administrative duties for assigned program(s) or project(s) under minimal supervision. Coordinates logistical and administrative aspects of meetings. Writes, edits, and formats routine correspondence.
Manages the program’s activities related to the stewardship and use of data and information collected by activities funded by the Gulf Research Program. Recommends updates and future directions to the program’s data management policy.
The communications manager plays a central and critical role in the GRP’s work. Candidates must have proven capabilities to: plan, develop, and manage internal and external communications projects, funding opportunity outreach, and other dissemination and outreach activities.
Has primary responsibility for the overall financial and administrative functions for unit. Ensures longer-term functional objectives are translated into shorter-term tasks, and establishes processes/procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of a somewhat complex function.
CARTHE conducts unprecedented experiment to improve oil fate models: Predictions for decisions – our world relies on them, from daily weather to annual financial forecasts. Predictions, though, are only as good as the information that goes into making them. And those predictions carry even more weight when they involve human safety in situations like storm tracking, search and rescue, and pollution monitoring.