Scientists Reflect on a Decade of Oil Spill Research following Deepwater Horizon

A Gulf of Mexico sunset as seen from the R/V Brooks McCall, summer 2012. (Photo by Laura Spencer, with Texas A&M University and the Gulf of Mexico Spill Integrated Response or GISR Consortium)

A Gulf of Mexico sunset as seen from the R/V Brooks McCall, summer 2012. (Photo by Laura Spencer, with Texas A&M University and the Gulf of Mexico Spill Integrated Response or GISR Consortium)

April 20, 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Deepwater Horizon, and scientists funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) have been studying the oil spill’s impacts since then and providing knowledge that will help us be better prepared for future spills.

Several GoMRI-funded scientists reflected on what has been learned during their decade of oil spill research and shared their insights in the articles and videos listed below.

By Nilde Maggie Dannreuther. Contact maggied@ngi.msstate.edu with questions or comments.

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This research was made possible in part by grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to:

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/.

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