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Hurricane impacts in the US Virgin Islands

GOMURC has been engaged in conversations with colleagues in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to understand the extent of damages due to the 2017 hurricanes (Irma and Maria), and their priority needs. Kristin Wilson Grimes gave a related presentation at the 2017 CERF conference, entitled “Weathering the Storms: Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Read More

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Helping our Caribbean neighbors after Maria

Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean including billions in property damages and more than 80 lost lives. The past weeks have been about rescues and personal recovery, which will continue for years. We also need to focus on the next level of recovery in rebuilding island economies and infrastructure. Related to GOMURC’s mission, the marine science Read More

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Free Webinar: International Deep Seabed Mining, 4/22 12:00 PM ET

The Environmental Law Institute is offering a free webinar on International Deep Seabed Mining. “This webinar will bring together some of the foremost experts on deep seabed mining to discuss this pressing issue. Of particular relevance are the International Seabed Authority’s Draft Framework for the Regulation of Exploitation Activities, released in draft form on March Read More

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DWHOS Seminar Series, Climate Change Webinar Recording, Economic Impact of GoM Published Paper

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is offering a free seminar series on the Deepwater Horizon spill. The series will kick off on the fifth anniversary of the spill, April 20 at 6PM at the Caylor Auditorium. The seminars “offers a retrospective exploration of the spill through presentations by research staff Read More

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New Publication: Evidence of climate-driven ecosystem reorganization in the Gulf of Mexico

In a new publication, Evidence of climate-driven ecosystem reorganization in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists reviewed over 100 indicators representing physical, biological, and economic aspects of the Gulf of Mexico and found that ecosystem-wide reorganization occurred.  They also analyzed these shifts and their alignment with the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). They “provide an explanation for Read More

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NOAA Releases a Study on Dolphin Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The peer reviewed study  has found four distinct groupings of dolphin deaths within the Northern Gulf of Mexico Unusual Mortality Event (UME). Three of the groupings followed the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The scientists compared the number and demographics of dolphin deaths across the Gulf from January 2010–June 2013 to patterns from 1990–2009. They looked for Read More

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National Monitoring Council Webinar Series: The Water Quality Portal

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council is offering a webinar on the Water Quality Portal (WQP) Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00PM ET. Pre-registration is required for this event. This free webinar will go over the basic use of the WQP, which provides easy access to over 250 million discrete water quality sample results from over Read More

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NRC Report and Webinar: Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences

The National Research Council released their new report Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences. This report identifies eight strategic research priorities for the next decade that will continue to advance scientific understanding of the ocean. The report is available for free download here. You can also register for the public webinar being given Read More

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National Ocean Sciences Bowl Offers Free Webinars on the Science of Oil in the Ocean

As part of the 2015 National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) competition, webinars are being offered covering the competition’s them of “The Science of Oil in the Ocean.” These webinars have been offered throughout the month of January. All educators are welcome to join the live presentations. Others can view the presentation recordings once posted. You Read More