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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Publications

Underwater vehicles used to study oil spills

Where did the oil go? A Deepwater Horizon fact sheet

Deepwater Horizon: Where did the oil go?

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 spillcurrently under revision, new edition coming in 2019

Seminars and workshops

Technology used to study oil spills, Part 2
August 29, 2018, Ocean Springs, MS

Oil spill science for healthy island communities
August 10, 2017, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and  August 11, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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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