Science Education and Outreach at Festivals, Camps, and Events
– NOVEMBER 9, 2018
Sharing science can be lots of fun, especially during events that have a light-hearted atmosphere where people gather for a good time. This past year, researchers and outreach staff from consortia funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative participated in a variety of events to share ocean and marine science that’s being used to study the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Enjoy these pictures that show how the public is learning about Gulf of Mexico research!
Credit: Florida State University’s Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
By Nilde Maggie Dannreuther. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
This research was made possible in part by grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to the Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx) consortium, Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER), the Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC), the Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment (CARMMHA), the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), the Consortium for Simulation of Oil-Microbial Interactions in the Ocean (CSOMIO), the Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) consortium, the Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG) consortium, the Relationship of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in Fish for Validation of Ecological Risk (RECOVER) consortium.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is a 10-year independent research program established to study the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization and remediation technologies. An independent and academic 20-member Research Board makes the funding and research direction decisions to ensure the intellectual quality, effectiveness and academic independence of the GoMRI research. All research data, findings and publications will be made publicly available. The program was established through a $500 million financial commitment from BP. For more information, visit https://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.
© Copyright 2010-2018 Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) – All Rights Reserved. Redistribution is encouraged with acknowledgement to the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). Please credit images and/or videos as done in each article. Questions? Contact web-content editor Nilde “Maggie” Dannreuther, Northern Gulf Institute, Mississippi State University (email@example.com).