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UM Researchers Lead Experiments to Better Predict the Path of Future Oil Spills

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Researchers led by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science launched a study last week to understand the path of oil or other pollutants off the coast of Florida’s Panhandle. For the three-week SCOPE – Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment – scientists are deploying GPS-equipped drifters and other advanced instruments to track ocean currents off Ft. Walton Beach and better understand how oil may move onshore in the event of a future spill.

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