Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative has been a sponsor and founding member of the Executive Committee of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GoMOSES) conference since it began in 2013. Annually, the GoMOSES conference brought together hundreds of oil spill-related experts from academia, state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and industry to share the latest oil spill and ecosystem scientific discoveries, innovations, technologies, and policies. The GoMOSES conference sought to link fundamental research on the Gulf ecosystem to practical application and generated at least 150 sessions, some 2000 presentations, and countless discussions, partnerships, and new projects. GoMOSES became one of the premier conferences to share Gulf-related research, and its legacy will continue through its successor, the Gulf of Mexico Conference.


3-6 February 2020 in Tampa, FL
“2020: A Milestone in Gulf of Mexico Research”
2020 Conference Report
2020 Conference Program
2020 Oral Abstracts
2020 Poster Abstracts



4-7 February 2019 in New Orleans, LA
“Minding the Gaps: Research Priorities for Response, Restoration, and Resilience”
2019 Conference Report
2019 Conference Program
2019 Oral Abstracts
2019 Poster Abstracts


5-8 February 2018 in New Orleans, LA
“Response, Restoration, and Resiliency in the Gulf”
2018 Conference Report
2018 Conference Program
2018 Oral Abstracts
2018 Poster Abstracts


6-9 February 2017 in New Orleans, LA
“Ecosystem Approaches to Gulf Response and Restoration”
2017 Conference Report
2017 Conference Program
2017 Oral Abstracts
2017 Poster Abstracts


1-4 February 2016 in Tampa, FL
“One Gulf: Healthy ecosystems, healthy communities”
2016 Conference Report
2016 Conference Program
2016 Oral Abstracts
2016 Poster Abstracts


16-19 February 2015 in Houston, TX
“What have we learned, what does it mean and how can it be used?”
2015 Conference Report
2015 Conference Program

2015 Oral Abstracts
2015 Poster Abstracts


26-29 January 2014 in Mobile, AL
“Collaboration, Integration and Synthesis”
2014 Conference Report
2014 Conference Program
2014 Abstracts


21-23 January 2013 in New Orleans, LA
Inaugural conference; topics included reflection on past events as they relate to oil spill chemistry, our state of the knowledge of ecosystem level science, public health and related community science, socio-economics, and policy.
2013 Conference Report
2013 Conference Program