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The oil spill science outreach team in 2020: from left to right, Steve Sempier, Missy Partyka, Emily Maung-Douglass, Monica Wilson, Dani Bailey, and Tara Skelton. Click here to learn more about the team’s work.

Our Partnership

Reflections on implementing a regional oil spill science outreach program with national and international reach.

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 aimed to mitigate the impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and stressors on the marine environment and public health from the spill, as well as improve society’s understanding of oil spill issues. GoMRI supports an extension and outreach effort in the Sea Grant programs of the Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Mississippi-Alabama, Louisiana and Texas) to increase the use of oil spill science by people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf. To learn more about this program, including  Sea Grant/GoMRI synthesis & legacy efforts, click here.

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