Human impacts

Human impacts: How oil spills and associated response methods affect humans—physically, mentally, and economically

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Publications

The Deepwater Horizon’s impact on people’s health: Increases in stress and anxiety

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on Gulf seafood

Fisheries landings and disasters in the Gulf of Mexico

Chemical dispersants and their role in oil spill response

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

Top 5 frequently asked questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Seminars and workshops

Building resilient communities: Lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
September 27, 2016 – Long Beach, MS

Oil spill science seminar: Healthy Gulf seafood
Nov 18, 2015 – Long Beach, MS

Oil spill science: An overview
Oct 21, 2015 – Long Beach, MS

Crude move symposium: Oil transportation infrastructure, economics, risk, hazards, and lessons learned   
June 8-9, 2017, Cleveland, OH                                                                                              

Oil spill science seminar: Impacts of oil on coastal habitats
July 22, 2015 – Temple Terrace, FL

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Seminars and workshops photo by Dan DiNicola of RECOVER

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