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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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Study Finds Small Scale Ocean Currents Cause Clustering of Floating Material

May 10, 2018 Researchers analyzed how satellite-tracked ocean surface drifters moved in the Gulf of Mexico to learn how other floating materials (oil, plastics, marine organisms) move. Half of the drifters dispersed over a region much larger than their initial spread, and the other half converged into clusters that were much smaller than their initial […]

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ANGARI Foundation works with CARTHE and MetOcean Telematics to host its first Educator Professional Development Workshop on Ocean Currents and Drifter Technology

West Palm Beach, Florida (April 19, 2018) On March 31, 2018 ANGARI Foundation hosted a professional development program for South Florida educators onboard its vessel, R/V ANGARI. This educational program is the first of its kind for the Foundation and designed to bring the study of ocean currents and drifter technology to K-12 teachers and […]

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Study Characterizes Dissolved Organic Carbon Cycling in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

March 20, 2018 Researchers analyzed dissolved organic carbon from water column samples collected in five regions to establish baseline data about its relative persistence and cycling in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The team found that the Mississippi River exports large amounts of dissolved organic carbon with an anthropogenic 14C signature, which is removed and […]

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