Responding to oil spills in beach habitats seminar set for 11/13/17 in Mobile, Ala.

The second of three Responding to oil spills seminars will take place in Mobile, Alabama, an all-day free event where scientists and responders discuss the unique challenges created by oil spills affecting beach and nearshore environments. The event, hosted by the Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team, is open to the public. Lunch will be provided…

Seminar on oil spill response in wetlands set for October 26

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team has announced a new opportunity to learn more about oil spill response and the science that guides it. Responding to oil spills: Coastal wetland habitats will take place on October 26 in Biloxi, Mississippi. A live, interactive webcast will be available for those who cannot attend in person….

Workshop to explore how communities can prepare for flood events

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, in conjunction with the American Planning Association chapter for the state of Mississippi, is planning an event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, to discuss the topic of flood mitigation at the community level. The workshop will be held in Biloxi at the city’s community development building,…

New Oil Spill Science Outreach Publication Released

“Predicting the movement of oil,” a new in-depth outreach publication from the Oil Spill Science Outreach Team, highlights how scientists used computer models during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as tools to predict the path and fate of the oil.

Boater’s guide to small oil spills available now

We hope many of you are taking advantage of the rising temperatures to enjoy time on the water. With that in mind, we have created a Gulf-wide guide on how to prepare for and respond to an accidental oil or fuel spill on your own vessel. These one-page fact sheets—printed on waterproof paper for on-board…

Turtles and Oil Spills Workshops Held

Experts united at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas to talk about sea turtles and oil spills. Check this link for a local news report on the event, led by oil spill science specialist Chris Hale. Source: Turtles and Oil Spills Workshops Held

New oil spill science workshop

Save the date for Sea turtles & oil spills, Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. It will explore how sea turtles fared during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and discuss ongoing conservation and restoration efforts. Not near Texas? Never fear! This workshop is also available as a webinar the day of…

Join Next Oil Spill Science Workshop February 6

Exploring the intersection between oil spill science and response February 6, 2017 – New Orleans, LA or via online webinar(NOAA) This workshop is designed to create an environment where local scientists working on oil spill research and local emergency responders are able to clearly communicate their needs and form partnerships with one another. For more…

Check out the Oil Spill Science Outreach Team’s latest publication!

Wondering about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s human impacts? Learn how the 2010 spill affected mental health in both individuals and coastal communities. To read, click here to open the publication The Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on people’s health: Increases in stress and anxiety. .