Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
DECADE OF DISCOVERY STATE SHOWCASES
In the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), led by an independent academic research board, launched a $500 million mission to study the effect of oil spills on the environment and public health.
In terms of research dollars, the Gulf of Mexico has been a traditionally underfunded body of water. GoMRI’s 10-year effort changed all that. Now, as GoMRI’s charge to study oil impacts comes to a close, the Sea Grant oil spill science outreach program is hosting events in each Gulf state to celebrate GoMRI’s legacy. Click each state name to find out more and to watch videos of past events.
Texas – September 25
Florida – October 16
Alabama – October 23
Mississippi – November 5
Louisiana – November 10