GoMRI Consortia Outreach Coordinators Partner on Special Issue of Current: The Journal of Marine Education

Image Credit: National Marine Educators Assocation.

Image Credit: National Marine Educators Assocation.

(From Winter 2019 Newsletter) The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) consortia outreach coordinators partnered to produce a special issue of Current: The Journal of Marine Education, published by the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) titled Special Issue Featuring the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: Research Resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The special issue, which was sponsored by GoMRI, features synthesis articles on oil spill science and educational resources educators can use to incorporate oil spill science into their curriculums. The goal of the issue is to convey the process of science utilizing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and GoMRI as an example.

Jessie Kastler (Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River- Dominated Ecosystems, CONCORDE), Katie Fillingham (GoMRI Management Team), Sara Beresford (Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf consortium, ECOGIG), and Teresa Greely (Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem, C-IMAGE) served as co-editors and co-authors for the special issue. Laura Bracken (Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment, CARTHE), Murt Conover (Coastal Waters Consortium, CWC), Emily Davenport (ECOGIG), Dan DiNicola (formerly Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in Fish for Validation of Ecological Risk consortium, RECOVER), Sandra Ellis (formerly Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative, GRIIDC) and Rachel McDonald (Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience, ACER) also served as co-authors. The special issue includes a Current Log from GoMRI Research Board Chair Dr. Rita Colwell, an introduction highlighting the goals of the issue, descriptions of each of the GoMRI-funded consortia and links to GoMRI’s Education site and external communications partners, and five main articles. The articles discuss where oil went after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the story of marine oil snow, the spill’s impacts on organisms and habitats, technological advancements resulting from the spill and the GoMRI investment, and a feature on data sharing, data transparency, and GRIIDC.

The special issue is available on the GoMRI Education site and also through the Current website to NMEA members.

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