The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released their evaluation findings that assessed the effects and efficacy of dispersants as an oil spill response tool.
Petroleum hydrocarbons buried in sandy beaches are protected from tides and UV light and, thus, may persist longer in the environment than oil on the beach surface.
Scientists conducted mesocosm experiments with natural microbial communities to compare oil emulsion and dispersion mechanisms by microbial secretions of exopolymeric substances, EPS, also known as gels, and Corexit, a dispersant.
Scientists conducted laboratory experiments to assess how oil affects the chemical composition of submerged vegetation (Ruppia maritima) and subsequent effects on how organisms feed on oil-exposed plants.
The Deepwater Horizon incident occurred at 1500 m depth, where the pressure is approximately 15 MPa, but little is known about how such high pressure affects the metabolic processes involved with oil biodegradation for bacteria that live there.
The Research Board for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is encouraging its science community to submit abstracts for the 2020 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) by May 15, 2019.
Scientists developed a platform at environmentally-relevant scales to advance the study of oil-water interface interactions, biofilm formation, and particle dispersion.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is pleased to announce a new Sea Grant product that gives a concise overview of the Stafford Act (1988) and the Oil Pollution Act (1990) that govern oil spill response.
Scientists used next-generation sequencing to analyze deep-sea corals following the Deepwater Horizon incident.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) congratulates Dr. Joseph Katz on his election to the National Academy of Engineering 2019 class, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.