Technology used to study oil spills, Part 2

Wednesday, August 29, 2016
9:00 am – 3:45 pm
University of Southern Mississippi | Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Marine Education Center
101 Sweetbay Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Registration is FREE.

View the flyer HERE. View the agenda HERE.

Are you curious about the technology used by scientists during and after the Deepwater Horzion oil spill? The follow up to 2016’s popular seminar Technology and Deepwater Horizon, this seminar will highlight specialized equipment used to study oil spills, including aerostats, drifters, unmanned surface vehicles, and others. Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour the newly-opened Gulf Coast Research Lab Marine Education Center.

Guest speakers include:

  • In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System (ISIIS) – Adam Greer (University of Southern Mississippi)
  • Saildrone – Samira Daneshgar-Asl (Florida State University)
  • Areostat (helium-filled balloon) – Brian Gullett (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Ocean Weather Lab – Brooke Jones (University of Southern Mississippi)
  • Drifters – Guillaume Novelli (University of Miami)
  • Surveillance used to support oil spill response – Kevin Hoskins (Marine Spill Response Corporation)
  • Drones – Oscar Garcia-Pineda (WaterMapping)

Interested in attending either in-person or via live-streaming over the web? Please take a moment to register for what is sure to be a great FREE seminar!

Register here: 

To join via webinar, click the following link:
Dial-in Number: 1-888-848-0190
Participant Pin:           2966075#

Questions? Please contact Monica Wilson with UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant at  or 727.553.3516.

Featured image: Students at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama release a drifter. (NOAA)