Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, much has been written – in the popular press as well as scientific journals – regarding the potential impact the large volume of oil might have on the flora and fauna of the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Science pioneers are blazing a trail to identify pathways oil and gas use to move from deep to surface waters – an entry point for pollutants to damage shorelines and become airborne.
All the world’s a stage – literally – as oceanic, atmospheric, and geologic conditions and events come to life on a “revolving” globe.
Oil-spill science is not strictly business, it’s personal, too. The Deepwater Horizonoil spill felt very personal to Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick a MSU scientist researching storm surges, who is also an avid saltwater fisherman living in south Louisiana.
GoMRI announced today that it has approved funding for 19 grants that will support studies of the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. Roughly $20 million will be awarded to these researchers over the next three years.
GULFPORT, Mississippi — About 300 drifters are being deployed in the Gulf of Mexico around the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill site to help scientists develop a better model for predicting how material travels in the currents.
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).
Joseph Katz with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is excited about his oil-related research, especially now that he can conduct experiments in a state-of-the-art facility and build upon his previous work.
March 2012. Dr. Kendra Daly and Leslie Schwierzke-Wade at the University of South Florida (USF) are leading a group of researchers from the USF College of Marine Science and the Florida Wildlife Research Institute to assess the impact of oil on the food web in Gulf waters off the Florida coast. Their team includes four graduate students.
Up to $22.5 million will be awarded to researchers studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon incident on the Gulf of Mexico, public health.