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Collaborative Workshop Series

A series of regional workshops presented by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI); and various Sea Grant partners will focus on three areas pertaining to oil spills: public health, social disruption, and economic impacts. To learn more, click here.

Our Team


Our oil spill science outreach team works to share science at a state, regional, and national level. Left to right, Steve Sempier, Chris Hale, Missy Partyka, Tara Skelton, and Monica Wilson. Not pictured, Emily Maung-Douglass.

Our Partnership

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was established by a $500 million commitment from BP in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The 10-year research program aims to mitigate the impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and stressors on the marine environment and Oil spill logospublic health from the spill, as well as improve society’s understanding of oil spill issues. GoMRI provides support to the Sea Grant programs of the Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Mississippi-Alabama, Louisiana and Texas) for an extension and outreach effort to increase the use of oil spill science by people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf. This is a new model of a private entity engaging with the four Sea Grant programs in the Gulf of Mexico to develop a regional outreach program.

Tips for presenters

Giving a Sea Grant talk? Click the below image for tips on how best to share your science with our audiences.

Additional Resources

Archived oil spill information

Quick links to posts from various partner organizations shared between 2010 and 2012. 

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Header photo by Louisiana Sea Grant. Team photo by Melissa Schneider.
Topic icon watercolors by Anna Hinkeldey