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…

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…