National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant to Conduct Workshops Around the Country on Improving Regional Oil Spill Preparedness

The following information is a media release from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. WASHINGTON – The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is collaborating with the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program to convene a series of workshops aimed at improving community preparedness for…

New oil spill science short course now online

At 2016’s Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting in Orlando, Florida, researchers from multiple arenas presented a short course on oil in marine environments. The Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team’s latest online-only seminar, Oil in the aquatic environment: Sources, fate, effects, monitoring, and response options, reproduces a portion of the original…

How do scientists ‘see’ underwater?

Underwater vehicles used to study oil spills, the Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team’s latest publication, shines a light on the technology scientists use to track and quantify oil in the marine ecosystem, specifically manned and unmanned underwater vehicles that gather data researchers need. From ROVs to AUVs to HOVs, this work details how…

Oil spill science team shares research on microbes and Deepwater Horizon

The Sea Grant oil spill outreach team has produced two new publications explaining what scientists know about what happens to oil in a marine environment after an accidental spill. The first, Where did oil go? A Deepwater Horizon fact sheet , uses infographics and simple explanations to clearly outline what scientists now understand about where…

Sea Grant team to host free workshop on marine mammals and oil

On March 29, members of the Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team will gather at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Offices in Galveston, Texas, to host their next free seminar, “Oil spill response, assessment, and restoration: Marine mammals.” There, university researchers and government experts will reveal what they know about how oil…

Oil spill team seeking new outreach specialist

The Sea Grant Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Science Outreach Team is looking for an outreach specialist to work out of its Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant office in Mobile, with significant travel around the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. The well-established program serves as a bridge between oil spill science researchers and interested stakeholders, synthesizing and…

New Sea Grant publication addresses oil’s impact on coral communities

The largest accidental marine spill in American history, 2010’s Deepwater Horizon incident occurred deep in the Gulf of Mexico, spreading oil from the blowout site into coastal areas and impacting ecologically-important coastal communities in the process. A new Sea Grant publication Corals and oil spills explains what scientists know about what can happen to these…

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…

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…