There is now a novel way to reach audiences and help spark their interest in ocean science that involves the very popular world of video gaming. Launched by E-Line Media in conjunction with the BBC and researchers involved with their Blue Planet II series, the single-player narrative adventure Beyond Blue takes players deep into our ocean’s mysterious and fascinating world.
On Wednesday, June 10th, GoMRI leadership stood in solidarity with #ShutDownSTEM. GoMRI fully acknowledges that Black Lives Matter and changes need to be made in the scientific community, and we will work with our communities to eliminate racism from scientific research. We stand behind the recent statements made by AAAS and our partner organizations.
On Wednesday, June 10th, GoMRI leadership stood in solidarity with #ShutDownSTEM. GoMRI fully acknowledges that Black Lives Matter and changes need to be made in the scientific community, and we will work with our communities to eliminate racism from scientific research. We stand behind the recent statements made by AAAS and our partner organizations. –…
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce a new report that draws from five workshops hosted by the Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team where emergency responders and oil spill science researchers from around the Gulf of Mexico gathered to learn from one another.
Marine protists are single-celled planktonic creatures that form the base of the marine food web and perform important ecosystem services, including driving photosynthesis and the carbon and nitrogen cycles.
Here are highlights from selected GoMRI-funded peer-reviewed publications related to advancements in knowledge about physical ocean processes that affect how an oil spill moves.
Hydrocarbon-degrading microbes living in ocean environments consumed and metabolized oil droplets following Deepwater Horizon, which significantly influenced the oil’s fate in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil spilled in the ocean can sink to the seafloor due to its high density or by attaching to floating particulate matter, as happened during the Marine Oil Snow Sedimentation and Flocculent Accumulation (MOSSFA) event following Deepwater Horizon.
Technical advances in genomics since Deepwater Horizon have revealed the natural capacity of microbes to catalyze bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons.
April 2020 marks ten years since the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. It also marks a decade of oil spill research that followed funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiate (GoMRI), resulting in more than 1,350 peer-reviews studies published so far, that are helping us understand the oil’s fate and impacts and be better prepared for future spills.
Investigations into health impacts stemming from Deepwater Horizon may provide insights as to what we might anticipate later from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.