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Frost Science Museum – Power of Science

July 2, 2020

Frost Science Museum – Power of Science – CARTHE Drifter on Display Opening July 3. Explore how science pushes the boundaries of possibility as you learn about groundbreaking research and discoveries by scientists, including those from the University of Miami. Scientists, including Frost Science’s partners from the University of Miami, take risks that lead to […]

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Science That Makes Us Better Prepared for the Next Spill: Ocean Flows and Oil Transport

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 The first in a series featuring GoMRI-funded oil spill studies April 2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon incident and the tragic loss experienced by the families of the 11 people who died. Affected coastal communities continue to deal with overlapping stressors (economic downturns, hurricanes, harmful algal blooms), and marine […]

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“Drifting in the Gulf” Video Depicts the Trials and Errors of Designing the Perfect Drifter

May 25, 2020

– May 25, 2017 The Deepwater Horizon event highlighted the need for more economical and ecofriendly methods to accurately track and study ocean currents. Scientists with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment II (CARTHE II) spent two years testing different structures and materials to develop a practical, cost-efficient, and […]

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Study Finds Small Scale Ocean Currents Cause Clustering of Floating Material

May 10, 2020

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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