Dispersants and response

Dispersants and response: Methods and products used during an oil spill response


Oil spill science outreach publications

Oil on the water: Insights into oil spill response

Top 5 frequently asked questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill–Updated 2021

Frequently asked questions: Dispersants edition

Federal emergency response framework for oil spills: Stafford Act and Oil Pollution Act

Microbes and oil: What’s the connection?

Emerging surfactants, sorbents, and additives for use in oil spill clean-up

Chemical dispersants and their role in oil spill response

Persistence, fate, and effectiveness of dispersants used during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Seminars and workshops

Herding oil at the surface: Surface collecting agents in oil spill response
March 12, 2020 – Metairie, LA

Shining light on Deepwater Horizon impacts to the Florida Panhandle
December 4, 2019 – Pensacola, FL

How does science guide oil spill response? Collaborating before, during, and after a spill
 April 24, 2019 – St. Petersburg, FL

Responding to oil spills: Offshore and deep sea habitats
January 9, 2018, Lacombe, LA

Responding to oil spills: Nearshore & beach habitats
November 13, 2017, Mobile, AL

Responding to oil spills: Coastal wetland habitats
October 26, 2017-Biloxi, MS

Beyond the response: A look at the science and policy behind dispersants
December 15, 2015 – Webinar

Understanding the toxicity of oil and dispersant mixtures, and the development of alternative dispersants
May 20, 2015 – Lafayette, LA

Exploring the intersection between oil spill science and response 
 February 6, 2017 – New Orleans, LA

Where did the oil go?
April 14, 2016 – Mobile, AL

Bridging the gap between oil spill researchers and responders workshop 
April 14, 2015 – Port Aransas, TX

Five years later, what have we learned?
March 18, 2015 – Point Clear, AL

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