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UM-Led Coastal Experiment to Study Path of Oil Spills Begins

UM :: Press Release

Three-week SCOPE Experiment will use state-of-the-art instruments to study ocean currents within the surf zone

MIAMI – (Dec. 2, 2013) – A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmsopheric Science-led study to understand the path of oil or other pollutants in coastal areas begins offshore of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida today. During the three-week SCOPE Experiment – Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment – scientists will deploy GPS-equipped drifters and other advanced instruments to study the ocean currents along the coast to better understand how oil may move onshore in the event of a future spill.

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