Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill acted as a catalyst for plankton and other surface materials to clump together and fall to the sea floor in a massive sedimentation event that researchers are calling a “dirty blizzard.”
Researchers from around the country came together at the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove, Fla. this week to kick off the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)-funded Consortium for Advanced Research on the Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment (CARTHE).
I am currently looking for a Postdoctoral associate who will collaborate in a multi-institution, interdisciplinary project to quantify the physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms that redistribute hydrocarbons from the benthos to the water column in the Gulf of Mexico, as contribution to the Gulf Research Initiative.
University of Miami to Lead Study of Hydrocarbon Transport as Result of Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Lead investigator Tamay Özgökmen heads team, more than $15 million allocated to project by GoMRI