The vessel was loaded with ocean drifters to track movement of surface waters around the rig and with equipment to collect time-sensitive samples of water, air and sediment.
“This is an opportunity to put science into immediate practice.” – Tamay Ozgokmen, University of Miami and director of CARTHE
Scientists conducting research to understand the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are increasingly using sights and sounds to share their explorations and discoveries.
Just three years ago, the DeepWater Horizon oil spill gushed 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Experts from many fields of science have come together in an unprecedented manner to provide sound and trusted information.
The GoMRI community congratulates the recent appointment of two of their own – Drs. David Halpern and Steven Murawski to the National Research Council Ocean Studies Board (OSB)
Modeling Study Suggests Dispersants Used at Wellhead had Marginal Effect on Oil Reaching Surface Waters
Scientists studying the use of sub-sea chemical dispersants during the Deepwater Horizon spill published their recent findings.
The 2010 blowout of the Macondo well in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the region’s largest oil spill in U.S. history.
“There were no detailed contingency plans in place during the BP oil spill,” said Murk. Therefore, ad hoc decisions were taken.
Students, teachers, and journalists joined scientists on board research expeditions and in labs this summer and shared their experiences online.