The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce the release of Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: Research Resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a special issue of Current: The Journal of Marine Education.
Why 240 bright pink wooden cards were dumped in the Lake Worth Lagoon – APRIL 12, 2019 (From The Palm Beach Post / April 12, 2019) Knowing the ebbs and flows, eddies and flushes of the Lake Worth Lagoon is key for restoration as nutrients circulate and silt settles depending on water moving in the…
Grad Student Lodise Deconstructs Drifter Velocities to Understand How Wind Influences Currents – FEBRUARY 20, 2019 Many ocean forecast models treat the upper 1 meter of the water column, which plays a central role in ocean material transport, as a single layer. However, recent research shows that currents act differently at various depths within this…
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce the Marine Technology Society Journal special issue, Advancing Oil Spill Technology: Beyond the Horizon (Volume 52, Number 6, November/December 2018).
Ocean models that utilize surface drifter data can provide oil spill responders with important information about the floating oil’s direction and speed as it moves along the ocean surface.
Scientists developed a two-stage algorithm that identified the status of drogues attached to ocean drifters deployed during the Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER).
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.
Scientists analyzed visual observations and computer simulations of the Deepwater Horizon oil flow to better understand the characteristics of an uncontrolled pipeline flow and how they affect the amount of oil discharge and droplet size distribution, which are critical for effective response decisions.
Scientists used drifters, drones, satellite imagery, and air/water measurements to investigate how local and regional ocean processes in the Gulf of Mexico influence where surface oil from the leaking Taylor Energy Site travels.
Scientists detailed how they designed and tested an ocean drifter that tracks and measures shallow-depth (0.60 m) surface currents. The final version, called the CARTHE drifter, is made from a polymer produced by bacteria fed with corn sugar.