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South Florida researchers awarded $37.5 million to study BP oil spill

November 18, 2014

By Jenny Staletovich (Miami Herald) Two South Florida universities will receive a total of $37.5 million to continue researching the 2011 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst spill in U.S. history that killed 11 workers, spewed 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico and unleashed a host of environmental ills scientists are […]

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Awards $140 Million to Support Research

November 14, 2014

12 consortia to study oil impacts on Gulf of Mexico PR Newswire RESTON, Va., Nov. 14, 2014 RESTON, Va., Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has selected 12 research consortia to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem […]

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Study Shows Drifter Data on Surface Currents Critical to Predict Pollutant Transport

October 28, 2014

(GoMRI) Scientists measured the speed of small, short-lived Gulf surface currents using position data from nearly 300 drifters to determine surface current impact on the dispersion of ocean contaminants. They found that the energy contained in these fluctuating currents makes them primary contributors to the local dispersion and transport of pollutants. Drifter clusters revealed a […]

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Using drones in oil spill research

October 9, 2014

By cartheblog on October 9, 2014 The use of drones during the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment (SCOPE) helped scientists from CARTHE study how oil moves from offshore onto our beaches! This is an innovate approach to a complex problem with powerful results. Check out this Waterlust film to learn how we did it! Read […]

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