LSU Grad Student New Coastal Management Fellow

Kerrin Toner, a master’s student in the College of the Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University (LSU), has been selected as a 2020-2022 Coastal Management Fellow. She will work as part of the US Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program for two years as she helps them update the St. Thomas East End Reserves…

Florida Sea Grant expert: 10 years after oil spill, Gulf still on the mend

By Brad Buck, public relations specialist at UF/IFAS Communications. Access the original report here. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Nearly 10 years ago to the day, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig began spilling millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. We know the Gulf is recovering, but it may be decades before science tells…

10 Things a Non-Scientist Has Learned in the Decade Since Deepwater Horizon

This post, originally published by NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, was written by Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium’s Tara Skelton to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Deepwater Horizon. To read the original post, click here. I was a freelance writer and mother of two living in coastal Mississippi when the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began…

Save the date for the 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium

The 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium will be held Dec. 1-3 at the Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The theme for the 2020 event is “Sound Science, Sound Policy: A 2020 Vision for the Future.” Bays and Bayous will begin at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and end at noon on…

New Oil Spill Outreach Specialist Joins Texas Sea Grant

From a February 28, 2020 Texas Sea Grant news release: Dani Bailey will be “an integral addition to both the Oil Spill Science Program” and “provide much-needed services to her community.” Danielle “Dani” Bailey joins Texas Sea Grant College Program as an oil spill outreach specialist, one of four members of a Gulf-wide oil spill…

Cynthia Lyle Appointed as Texas Sea Grant Senior Associate Director and Extension Leader

Texas Sea Grant welcomes Cynthia Lyle as its new senior associate director and extension leader. In this role, she will lead strategic planning, federal reporting, and extension efforts. She plans to use a team culture approach to further Texas Sea Grant’s mission to improve the understanding, wise use, and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine…

New Vietnamese translations of popular oil spill titles now online

Audiences ask—Sea Grant delivers. The Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team has recently debuted three new Vietnamese translations of oil spill science fact sheets. Frequently asked questions: Dispersants edition, Federal emergency response framework for oil spills: Stafford Act and Oil Pollution Act, and Is it safe? Examining health risks from the Deepwater Horizon oil…

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports

From a National Sea Grant news report. National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports from collaborative workshop series on improving regional oil spill preparedness Ocean Springs, Miss. – The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program and the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened…

Free informational session on harmful algal blooms November 6 in Orange Beach

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and University of South Alabama, will host a free two-hour community roundtable on harmful algal blooms (HABs) on November 6 from 4-6 pm in the ballroom of the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. This event is part of the larger 10th…