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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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Modelling Study Quantifies Gas Bubbles Effects on Oil Plume Dynamics


(GoMRI) September 30, 2015 Scientists assessed subsurface hydrocarbon plume simulations to understand the role of released gases on plume behavior. The simulations showed that the presence of gas, even at relatively small volumes, significantly increased the mixing of hydrocarbons in the plume. Gas bubbles moving past the slower-moving oil amplified vertical and horizontal plume growth. […]

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Young Scientist Visualizes Risk to Whales in an Oil Spill Scenario


(GoMRI) September 10, 2015 Fueled by a passion for science and endangered species, Alek designed and executed a research project that involved scientists from eight institutions, four-hundred drift cards, and over a year’s work. A substantial undertaking for any scientist, this is even more impressive because Alek is seven years old. Alek Finds a Calling […]

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University of Miami Selects SPOT for Oceanic Flow Study in the Gulf of Mexico

By GlobeNewswire COVINGTON, La., Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GSAT) announced today that the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM) will deploy SPOT Trace satellite trackers in its continued research expedition with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE). The […]

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