Deepwater Horizon oil spill – The discoveries and outreach

The outreach team and LSU AgCenter joined forces to chair a special session on the challenges of relaying scientific outcomes to the public at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 7th Annual World Congress/37th North America Meeting conference in Orlando, FL. All of the presentations are free to view and available on the SETAC website. Go to this link to access the SETAC Live Learning Center. Once there, scroll down the blue track list to find and view the recordings of “Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – The Discoveries and Outreach.”

  • Sharing the science behind the spill: The partnership of the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs & the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
    Speaker: Emily Maung-Douglass, Louisiana Sea Grant – LSU
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in white shrimp following the Deepwater Horizon accident: community-based science from southeast Louisiana
    Speaker: Jeffrey Wickliffe, Tulane University
  • How research in oil and surfactant toxicity helped create a community outreach program in southern Louisiana
    Speaker: Chris Green, Louisiana State University
  • Post-settlement conclusions of the Trustee toxicity testing program conducted in support of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment
    Speaker: Jeffrey Morris, Abt Associates
  • Sublethal impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on pelagic top predators from the Gulf of Mexico – communicating science to a broad audience
    Speaker: Martin Grosell, University of Miami