Since August 2011, eight research consortia funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) have been working hard to understand impacts from and responses to the Deepwater Horizon incident.
It was a tall order, but high school students rose to the challenge: they integrated physics, engineering, and scientific curiosity and created functional data-gathering drifters.
Rolling waves, swirling currents, converging fronts, shifting sediments – all are connected as anyone who has chased a ball in beach waters knows. But how?
Researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center (OC) recently participated in a three-week field campaign in the Gulf of Mexico that centered on the fate of oil that is released into the environment.
Researchers are deploying drones and sensors off the Florida coast to predict the impact of the next Deepwater Horizon.
In the early morning hours on Monday July 23rd the Hercules 252 rig blew out, spewing a mixture of gas, condensate, and possibly other hydrocarbons into the water and air.
Science that is understandable is science that is used.
GoMRI congratulates Dr. Clint Dawson, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Edward S. Hyman Endowed Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, for receiving the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Career Prize in Geosciences.
Organisers invited Dr Tamay Ozgokmen of the University of Miami to present results on ocean processes from his GLAD experiment conducted after the Deepwater Horizon incident to improve prediction models of oil transport.
Meeting organizers invited Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen with the University of Miami to present results on ocean processes from his team’s Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD) experiment