Scientists compared oil biodegradation model parameters and ran simulations to understand the relative importance of variables that affect predictions for oil fate from a deep-water release.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative’s science community is encouraged to participate in the NOAA Research Council’s efforts to expand the agency’s application of emerging science and technology and guide transformative advancements in NOAA science, products, and services.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are making available to the scientific community Gulf of Mexico physical samples collected during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
One of the most significant outcomes of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has been the fostering of a multi-disciplinary collaborative academic community ready to put science into practice.
This is the first site at which scientists or even the public can easily access a compilation of available research data on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster with a few clicks of a mouse.
Scientists widened their study scope of deep-sea coral communities after finding oil-impacted coral near the Deepwater Horizon site.
“Highly successful” is how Chief Scientist Ian MacDonald described his recent research cruise on the RV Weatherbird II to identify natural oil seeps to use as control sites as part of a larger effort to study the effects of oil and gas in the deep sea environment.
Hurricane Isaac churned up more than just winds and waters as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico, and researchers took quick action to study its effect…
Mathematical methods help predict movement of oil and ash after environmental disasters, and could aid clean-up efforts.