Oil properties and movement

Oil properties & movement: The physical and chemical makeup of oil, how it makes its way through the environment, and the technology used to study oil and oil spills.

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Predicting the movement of oil

Frequently asked questions: Oil edition

Navigating shifting sands: Oil on our beaches

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

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

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

Navigating shifting sands: Oil on our beaches  
August 5, 2015 – Pensacola, FL

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

Technology and Deepwater Horizon
August 30, 2016 – Miami, FL

Exploring oil spill impacts in the deep Gulf of Mexico
Dec 8, 2015 – Corpus Christi, TX

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

Oil Spill Science Seminar: Five years later, what have we learned?
March 18, 2015 – Point Clear, AL

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