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Webinar: After the spill: Findings from a decade of GoMRI science

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Thursday, 13 January 2022, 2:00

Thursday, January 13, 2022. 2:00 PM. Webinar: After the spill: Findings from a decade of GoMRI science. Emily Maung-Douglass, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Sponsored by NOAA Central Library. More information here. Register here.

Abstract: In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred approximately 41 miles off Louisiana's coastline, releasing more than 172 million gallons of crude oil into the surrounding waters. Nearly 1.8 million gallons of dispersant were applied at the water's surface and at the wellhead more than one mile down, marking the first use of subsea dispersants. With scientific questions looming due to the unprecedented nature of the spill and response, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) funded $500 million in spill-related research and outreach activities. As GoMRI wraps up a decade later, we will explore a synthesis of big picture findings. Keywords: Oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, GoMRI

Bio(s): Emily Maung-Douglass, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in Marine Biosciences at University of Delaware. While there, she volunteered for opportunities in science outreach whenever possible and partnered with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays on a citizen science project. She put her skills and experiences to use for LSG after working as a visiting science fellow in China. Passionate about connecting people with science, she is part of a multi-Sea Grant team focused on sharing oil spill science.

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