Fall 2013 – Education Spotlight

Fall 2013 – Education Spotlight – November 12, 2013 (From Fall 2013 Newsletter) Summer Learning with the GoMRI Research Consortia The summer of 2013 was a busy one for the GoMRI Consortia Education and Outreach Teams! C-MEDS held a successful Summer Outreach Program, where 10 undergraduate students from Tulane and LSU conducted oil spill research,…

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Fall 2013 – Note from the Research Board Chair

Fall 2013 – Note from the Research Board Chair – November 12, 2013 (From Fall 2013 Newsletter) Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University The link between public health and the oceans is important, but often poorly understood. Traditionally, there has been very little integration between the disciplines of public health and…

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Fall 2013 – Frequently Asked Questions by Dr. Chuck Wilson

Fall 2013 – Frequently Asked Questions by Dr. Chuck Wilson – November 12, 2013 (From Fall 2013 Newsletter) Dr. Chuck Wilson, Chief Scientific Officer for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), answers a few of the most frequently asked questions about the program. Question: As a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, there…

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Summer 2013 – Note from the Research Board Chair

(From Summer 2013 Newsletter) Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University The Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout represents a significant ecological event. It was defined by release of millions of gallons of crude oil and application of 1.8 million gallons of dispersants, together spreading into wetlands and beaches and also sinking into…

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Photo Caption: Winners of the GoMRI ISEF Award, Omer Faruk Altun (L) Abdullah Koca (2nd-L) from Private Merve Buyukkoyuncu Science High School, Konya, Turkey stand with other award winners at the ISEF in Phoenix, AZ. Photo Credit: Consortium for Ocean Leadership

GoMRI gives Special Award at the 2013 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

(From Summer 2013 Newsletter) GoMRI awarded a Special Award at the 2013 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) for best project in oil spill related science (with a preference for projects focusing on the ocean or coasts). The $3000 award was presented to Abdullah Koca and Omer Altun of Konya, Turkey for their project entitled Oceans are More Significant than Petroleum. Abdullah and…

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Photo Caption: Dr. Steven Murawski, Director of C-IMAGE, is on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s RV Weatherbird II measuring and collecting tissue, bone, and blood samples from bottom-dwelling fish to assess the health of deep-sea marine life. Photo Credit: C-IMAGE.

The Human Side of Oil Spill Science

(From Summer 2013 Newsletter) Events from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill three years ago remain on the minds and hearts of many people, especially for those who lost loves ones. When an incident of this magnitude strikes, the story is sometimes as much about the response as the event itself and part of the response…

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