How can communities build resilience to adverse events such as oil spills or hurricanes? A community’s ability to buffer or counteract stressors that disasters may cause or worsen depends on its people having and using social resources and networks.
University of California Marine Science Institute researcher Uta Passow investigated the formation of aggregated oil and organic material, commonly called marine snow, after the Deepwater Horizon spill.
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred 1,500 meters deep in the Gulf of Mexico, releasing approximately 3.19 million barrels of oil.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative congratulates the CARTHE research team for their first place award-winning video Drones at the Beach.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is pleased to announce that Research Board Chair Dr. Rita Colwell published an editorial in the March 2015 Environmental, Coastal, and Offshore (ECO) Magazine.
ADDOMEx studies microbial biofilms’ impacts on oil and dispersants
Scientists from Troy University and the University of Copenhagen, who are studying potential oil spill impacts on seafloor-dwelling marine life, examined microscopic invertebrates that live in the sediment (meiofauna).
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative encourages its science community to help shape federal disaster response and strengthen the Nation’s preparedness level and response to oil spills.
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, many Gulf residents wanted to know where the oil was going and how fast it would get there. Conor Smith is improving the accuracy and turn-around time of satellite-derived surface current velocity estimates for better ocean transport information.
Ocean Leadership President & CEO Sherri Goodman presented Lindsey Dornberger and Kristina Deak of the University of South Florida with the James D. Watkins Award for Excellence in Research.