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…

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…

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…

Sea Grant programs in Gulf receive $2 million in NOAA funding to support aquaculture research

NOAA Sea Grant announces the award of over $2 million in grants for five projects in Gulf of Mexico states to further advance the development of a sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the U.S. The awards are part of an overall $11 million announcement made Oct. 17 that will fund 22 projects in…

Sea Grant team tapped for oil industry ‘spill drill’

Texas Sea Grant Specialist Chris Hale, a member of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill science outreach team, spent a day in The Woodlands, Texas, participating in an oil industry exercise where response teams gathered to work through the management of a potential oil spill scenario. Anadarko’s response exercise is an annual preparedness activity that…

Partyka newest specialist in Gulf of Mexico oil spill outreach program

Missy Partyka has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium as the newest member of the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team. Based in the Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center in Mobile, Ala., Partyka will serve as an extension specialist to audiences in the region and around the country interested…

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…

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…