Hurricane Isaac churned up more than just winds and waters as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico, and researchers took quick action to study its effect…
Ten undergraduate students from Louisiana spent their summer conducting research with expert scientists who are actively pursuing advanced understanding of dispersants for improved oil-spill response.
Oil-spill science is not strictly business, it’s personal, too. The Deepwater Horizonoil spill felt very personal to Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick a MSU scientist researching storm surges, who is also an avid saltwater fisherman living in south Louisiana.
Hurricanes can pose significant risks to human and environmental health. However, a scientific “silver lining” exists in the midst of Hurricane Isaac.
Hundreds of data-collecting ocean drifters are “going with the flow” in the Gulf of Mexico. Their journey can be seen in an animated video that Dr. Bruce Lipphardt, with the CARTHE project team at the University of Delaware, generates and updates regularly.
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, people asked basic questions: what happened to the oil, what did it affect, and how did it change the Gulf of Mexico? Getting answers is no simple task.
GoMRI announced today that it has approved funding for 19 grants that will support studies of the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. Roughly $20 million will be awarded to these researchers over the next three years.
Fragile. Compromised. Disappearing. These words pop up frequently when describing the condition of Louisiana’s valuable wetlands. So how do researchers studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coastal Louisiana collect the data they need?
Throughout the month of June, the Gulf of Mexico was teeming with GoMRI-funded scientists conducting oil-spill related research. For some of the research teams Tropical Storm Debbie provided additional challenges, requiring some schedule changes.
Computational scientists, physical oceanographers, and mathematicians from around the world converged on the Shelborne Hotel for the 5th Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics (LAPCOD) meeting.