Scientists conducting GoMRI-funded oil spill research take their mission regarding society seriously.
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).
University of West Florida researchers will participate in two major studies on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem.
Three Florida universities are receiving grants to lead research groups studying last year’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
As the smoke settled and oil spewed from the remains of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a rat race of academics began to seek funding to quantify the disaster.