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Understanding the next oil spill

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment

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CARTHE is a research team dedicated to predicting the fate of oil released into our environment to help inform and guide response teams, thereby protecting and minimizing damage to human health, the economy, and the environment.

How CARTHE works

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Explore this interactive graphic to discover how researchers are collaborating in one of the most important oceanographic projects of our time
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Frost Science Museum – Power of Science

Frost Science Museum – Power of Science – CARTHE Drifter on Display Opening July 3. Explore how science pushes the boundaries of possibility as you learn about groundbreaking research and discoveries by scientists, including those from the University of Miami. Scientists, including Frost Science’s partners from the University of Miami, take risks that lead to […]

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Science That Makes Us Better Prepared for the Next Spill: Ocean Flows and Oil Transport

May 28, 2020 The first in a series featuring GoMRI-funded oil spill studies April 2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon incident and the tragic loss experienced by the families of the 11 people who died. Affected coastal communities continue to deal with overlapping stressors (economic downturns, hurricanes, harmful algal blooms), and marine […]

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“Drifting in the Gulf” Video Depicts the Trials and Errors of Designing the Perfect Drifter

– May 25, 2017 The Deepwater Horizon event highlighted the need for more economical and ecofriendly methods to accurately track and study ocean currents. Scientists with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment II (CARTHE II) spent two years testing different structures and materials to develop a practical, cost-efficient, and […]

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