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Our oil spill science outreach team works to share science at a state, regional, and national level. Left to right, Steve Sempier, Missy Partyka, Emily Maung-Douglass, Monica Wilson, Dani Bailey, and Tara Skelton. Join our mailing list to get regular updates about new products and upcoming events.

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.

Archived oil spill information

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

Header photo by Louisiana Sea Grant. Team photo by Kirsten Larsen.
Topic icon watercolors by Anna Hinkeldey