Presence for GoMRI Researchers at the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference

Phoebe Ray, Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Chemistry at University of New Orleans, stands next to her poster at IOSC 2014. She won an award in the Science and Technology Category for her presentation. Photo Credit: Megan Gibney, Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Phoebe Ray, Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Chemistry at University of New Orleans, stands next to her poster at IOSC 2014. She won an award in the Science and Technology Category for her presentation. Photo Credit: Megan Gibney, Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

(From Winter 2015 Newsletter) A number of researchers and students participated in the International Oil Spill Conference 2014 (IOSC) held May 5-8 in Savannah, Georgia. As a result, nine GoMRI Research articles, spanning multiple research consortia, were chosen from the presentations during the conference and published in the conference proceedings. (Research Board Chair, Rita Colwell comments on what such collaborative work means to GoMRI in the Note from the Research Board Chair.)

Biotic and Abiotic Oil Degradation after the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Leads to Formation of Recalcitrant Oxygenated Hydrocarbons: New Insights Using GCxGC (Deep-C)
Aeppli, C.; Nelson, R.K.; Carmichael, C.A.; et al. (2014).

From Blowout To Beach: An Integrated Modeling Approach (GISR)
Chapman, P.; Socolofsky, S.; Hetland, R. (2014).

Ecological connectivity in the Northern Gulf of Mexico – The Deep-C Initiative (Deep-C)
Coleman, F.C.; Chanton, J.; Chassignet, E. (2014).

Overview of Research into the Coastal Effects of the Macondo Blowout from the Coastal Waters Consortium: A GoMRI Consortium (CWC)
Hooper-Bui, L.M.; Rabalais, N.N.; Engel, A.S.; et al. (2014).

Biodegradation at the Seafloor: Ultrahigh Resolution FT-ICR Mass Spectral Characterization of Natural Petroleum Seeps (Deep-C)
McKenna, A.M.; Williams, J.T.; Putman, J.C.; et al. (2014).

Oil source identification using diagnostic biomarker ratio analyses (CWC)
Meyer, B.M.; Overton, E.B.; Turner, R.E. (2014).

Evaluation of triploid oysters as a tool to assess long-term seafood contamination of oil spill-impacted areas (CWC)
Miles, M.S.; Malone, R.; Supan, J. (2014).

Oil source fingerprinting in heavily weathered residues and coastal marsh samples (CWC)
Overton, E.B.; Miles, M.S.; Meyer, B.M.; et al. (2014).

Research Overview of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE)
Ozgokmen, T.; Beron-Vera, F.J.; Bogucki, D.; et al. (2014).

In addition, University of New Orleans (UNO) graduate student Phoebe Ray received an award for her poster presentation. Her poster, entitled “Effect of Dispersant on Molecular Composition and Fate of Oil Exposed to Sunlight in Seawater Systems,” was the poster contest winner in the Science and Technology Category.

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