No one can change history, but we can learn from it. That’s what CWC scientists are doing as they study the heavily-oiled Louisiana coastal marshes affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Louisiana State University scientists simulated Deepwater Horizon oiling scenarios with a dominant Mississippi River Delta marsh reed and analyzed its reaction to oil exposure.
Three organizations with ties to Louisiana are among 12 research groups sharing $140 million in grants to conduct scientific studies on the effects of oil, dispersed oil and dispersants on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem and on public health.
The Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University is seeking to fill new tenure-track, assistant-professor positions in the broad research areas of “Energy” and the “Environment,” with a preferred start date of Fall 2015.
Louisiana State University scientists assessed wetland soils for changes in oil compound levels before and after oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout reached Louisiana marshes.
Participants received professional development credits for the state of Louisiana, and they came away with working knowledge about the realities and processes involved with ocean research.