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DISL scientist samples oil post-DHOS.

“Nongovernmental scientists played a vital role during the [DHOS or DWH] response. Traditionally, academic and private institutions provide scientific input primarily through contracting mechanisms on various aspects of spills, which are determined by needs of science agencies (e.g., documenting damage to natural resources through the NRDA process as outlined in OPA90). DWH triggered an unprecedented response by the academic community.” — Lubchenco et al. 2012.

Since 2017, GOMURC has worked with GOMA on a contract with the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to support the scientific review process for projects under the Council’s funding purview. Other GOMURC science activities to support restoration include: