As part of ongoing research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from WHOI will team up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches this week.
This documentary project provides an opportunity to share critical GoMRI research findings on effects of the oil spill, the worst in US history, while being sensitive to the loss of human lives in the accident.
It was a tall order, but high school students rose to the challenge: they integrated physics, engineering, and scientific curiosity and created functional data-gathering drifters.
GoMRI congratulates Jessica Henkel, of Tulane University, winner of this year’s James D. Watkins Award for Excellence in Research for outstanding presentation at the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference!
Talk about compounding interest! Put together scientists and teachers who are passionate about their work with students who are eager to help with ongoing research and watch as excitement fuels student engagement, sparks career interest, and feeds enthusiasm of all.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Research Board received 72 preliminary proposals for the 2015 – 2017 Research Consortia solicitation.
Scientists funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) played a major role in an International Symposium on Deep-sea Oil Spill and Offshore Oil-Gas Exploitation held in Qingdao, China on October 28 to 29, 2013.