Bareford named national Sea Grant Water Resources Lead

From a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium news release. The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium has announced a new two-year project that will develop a roadmap for Sea Grant water resources initiatives and improve communication and coordination on water resources efforts within the network and among key partners. Karen Bareford, of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and…

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf

From a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium news release. (OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) – A team of scientists, selected through a peer-review process organized by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of Greater Amberjack in the U.S. waters of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions. The team…

Science Outreach Team goes back to basics to complete mission

In 2020, the Sea Grant Science Outreach Team delivered seven publications and a whopping 15 webinars. But other than a final webinar in January, nothing new has appeared on gulfseagrant.org, the website that hosts the team’s work. So what have they been up to? The short answer is what they’re always up to—they have been…

Bienvenue en Louisiane! Final science outreach team webinar takes a deep dive into cultural impacts of oil spills

On January 28, 2021, the Sea Grant science outreach team will gather virtually to present Focus on Louisiana, Part Deux, the second webinar in a series on how oil spills impact the state of Louisiana and the final webinar in the team’s long running science outreach series. At 2 pm central time, attendees can either…

Sea Grant leads call to action on Greater Amberjack; Public feedback needed on research priorities

November 16, 2020 By: Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-577-6363 office, 954-242-8439 mobile, rodriguezl@ufl.edu FLORIDA – A gap of knowledge surrounding the status and future of the Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is the driving force behind a $10 Million project involving University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Florida Sea Grant. The 2020-2023 Gulf of…

Sempier to lead new VORTEX-Southeast Community Outreach Program

From a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium news release. The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is pleased to announce that Tracie Sempier, Ph.D., has taken on a new role as the Community Resilience Lead for the VORTEX-SE Program. The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE) brings together both physical and social scientists, researchers and…

Fear of the unknown leads to anxiety in many communities

This post, written by Missy Partyka, originally appeared in the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium’s weekly staff blog. What do the COVID-19 pandemic and the use of dispersants during oil spills have in common? In a word: anxiety. In a few more: fear, concern, distrust and a perceived lack of transparency. During the global pandemic, many coastal residents…

Webinars on how oil spills impact oysters and water quality next in summer lineup

Two popular oil spill science webinar series will broadcast second installments next week. Increasing resilience of wild and farmed oysters before, during, and after an oil spill, part two in the series Oysters: Adapting to a changing Gulf, will go live on July 27 at 1 pm CDT/2 EDT. Impacts of oil spills on water…

Upcoming webinars explore fate of oil in the marine environment

The good news about marine oil spills—if there is any—is that over the years oil spill responders from the public and private sectors have developed a host of tools and methods at their disposal to clean one up when it happens. But what happens to oil unable to be retrieved through current clean up techniques…