To advance understanding of the fundamental processes and mechanisms involved in marine blowouts and their environmental consequences, ensuring that society is better prepared to mitigate such future events.
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2020 GoMOSES

February 3rd - 6th, 2020 | Tampa, FL

"For the Gulf of Mexico, 2020 is important for a number of reasons. For one, it marks the 10-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which took eleven lives and heralded the worst marine oil spill in the U.S. It also signifies the culmination of 10 years of dedicated research which has increased our knowledge of marine oil spill science, Gulf ecosystems, and the impacts of the spill to those ecosystems and communities."

2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting
February 16th - 21st, 2020 | San Diego, CA
"The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community [...] gather to raise awareness of the truly global dimension of the ocean, address environmental challenges, and set forth on a path towards a resilient planet."
2020 International Oil Spill Conference
May 11th - 14th, 2020 | New Orleans, LA
"The International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) provides a vital forum for professionals from the international response community, private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations to come together to tackle the greatest challenges facing us with sound science, practical innovation, social engineering and imagination."
OCEANS 2020 Gulf Coast

October 19th-22nd, 2020 | Biloxi, MS.

"OCEANS is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates. These industry thought leaders gather for four days to highlight relevant topics and current trends, while creating a community of learners and influencers who consistently advance research, practices, and policies for the marine field."
2020 CLEAN GULF Meeting

October 20th-22nd, 2020 | San Antonio, TX
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

" The CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition is the premier annual event for industry and government from North America and beyond to come together and discuss planning, preparedness and response issues for oil and hazardous materials spills. It brings together all parties responsible for prevention and response operations from North America and beyond to hear best practices and build relationships vital to a successful response on land or water. "
Monday, June 8th
Get involved with your community this year for local clean-ups, awareness campaigns, and more!
PHD Defenses
Susan Snyder
"Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure, Hepatic
Accumulation, and Health Impacts in Gulf of Mexico Tilefish"
Nuttapol Noirungsee
"Investigation of Methane Biodegradation and Influence of Mineral Oil and Detergent on Microbial Communities Under
Deep-Sea Conditions"

*on his graduation cap, there's a burning oil platform constructed of pipette tips...
Don't forget about our 2-books series!
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23 datasets submitted
37 datasets in process
102 publications in C-IMAGE III, 10 in review, 6 submitted, countless in prep…
Over 250 publications from C-IMAGE!
Samantha Joye and Simeon Pesch Tell Their Science Stories at Story Collider Event!
Microbiologist Samantha (Mandy) Joye (left) and engineer Simeon Pesch (right) shared their personal science stories at the 2019 Fall AGU Meeting’s Story Collider event. 
OneSpot Science , 1 July 2017, https://www.onespot.com/infographic/infographic-the-science-of-storytelling/.
Tessa Wilson
Local Artist & Contributor to Original Artwork in our 2-Book Series
Curtis Whitwam
Local Artist & Contributor to Original Artwork in our 2-Book Series
The Loop Podcasts are In!
The Loop is a series of podcasts which take an in depth look at C-IMAGE research. Partnering with Mind Open Media reporters Ari Daniel Shapiro and David Levin, our researchers share the importance of their studies and how they help our understanding of oil spills.
Episode 14 - Modeling Arctic Oil Spills
"The north slope of Alaska is as remote as it gets... i t’s a region that’s rich in wildlife, and in oil. But even though wells and pipelines are being built up there, it’s still not clear exactly how the region’s delicate ecosystem would respond to a major spill."
Episode 15 - Asphalt Ecosystems
"Since 2003, scientists have found dozens of other asphalt volcanoes in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Each of them support huge colonies of unique life, like giant tube worms and blind shrimp.  Animals exist in complete darkness, thousands of feet down, completely cut off from the surface. But here’s where things get really interesting—they get their energy from the asphalt itself."
Isabel Romero
Geochemist at USF
and C-IMAGE partner 
David Levin
Mind Open Media Producer
Steve Murawski
Fisheries Biologist at USF
and Co-Principal Investigator of C-IMAGE
Episode 16 - Panel Discussion 
"For the past seven years, we've covered the work of scientists studying the aftermath of the 2011 deep water horizon oil spill, and today we've reached the end of the road. The research is winding down and this is our last podcast, which is pretty hard to believe. We're going to sit down with four of the key scientists from C-IMAGE, which is the center for integrative modeling and analysis of the Gulf ecosystem."
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
is pleased to announce the 

Marine Technology Society Journal special issue,   Advancing Oil Spill Technology: Beyond the Horizon
 (Volume 52, Number 6, November/December 2018).

Guest editors Steve Murawski, Liesl Hotaling, and Sherryl Gilbert (University of South Florida) and Dana Yoeger (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) explained that a convergence of technology interests during the 2018 TechSurge workshop in New Orleans led to this special issue. Many of the workshop’s attendees were also attending the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference .
Summer 2020 Newsletter to follow!
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