Oil Spill Science

Our Topics

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Oil properties and movement
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Dispersants and response
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Wildlife and habitat impacts
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Human impacts



Our Products

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Our Team

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Our oil spill science specialists work as a team to implement outreach programs at a state, regional, and national level.


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.

Quick links to updates from various partner organizations. 

Header photo credit: Louisiana Sea Grant
Topic icon watercolors by Anna Hinkeldey
Publications photo by CONCORDE
Seminars and workshops photo by Dan DiNicola of RECOVER
Team photo by Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant