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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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Bob The Drifter Inspires Singapore Classroom to Conduct Oil Spill Research Experiment


(GoMRI) A fourth grade class at Singapore American School found Bob the Drifter and the CARTHE science group while researching ocean science and pollution online. CARTHE’s drifter experiments, GLAD and SCOPE, are helping scientists understand how ocean surface currents move pollutants such as oil. CARTHE’s visually-engaging experiments and their animated, data-gathering mascot “Bob” motivated these […]

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VENU Magazine – International Seakeepers Society

International Seakeepers Society A nonprofit organization comprised of opinion leaders, scientist, and environmental advocates that promotes oceanographic research, conservation abd education through direct involvement with the yachting community. by Molly Canfield, VENU Magazine, Spring 2015 Read full article

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Scientists Coordinate Research with Responders in Santa Barbara Oil Spill


(GoMRI) One of the most significant outcomes of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has been the fostering of a multi-disciplinary collaborative academic community ready to put science into practice. Members of the GoMRI community have been cultivating relationships with emergency responders so that science gets to the right people at the right time. […]

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