Oil science outreach team announces two new seminars for 2018

Audiences interested in oil spill science will have two new opportunities to learn in 2018. The Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team will start the year by concluding their three-part “Responding to oil spills” seminar series. On January 9 in LaCombe, Louisiana, team members will host scientists and responders who specialize in oil spills in deep-sea environments. Following the format of earlier events in Mississippi and Alabama that focused on oil spills in marshes and beaches, Responding to oil spills: Offshore and deep sea habitats will include talks on preparedness, source control, in-situ burning, and the use of dispersants. As always, this event will be free and open to anyone who wants to attend. This workshop will also be available as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person. For more information and to register, click here.

The team’s second seminar Sharing science effectively: Know your audience and speak their language, February 5 in New Orleans, will feature science communicator Dennis Meredith as he presents best practices for sharing science to audiences at every level. Meredith has worked throughout his career with leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, and Duke, as well as with science journalists in major media outlets. This event is also free, and although held at the same venue as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference (GoMOSES), attendees do NOT need to register for the larger conference to join our workshop. Click here to learn more.

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