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The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem

A tale of two Gulf spills: A research consortium of 19 institutions from 5 countries studying the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Steven Murawski sits down with journalist Denise White during this episode of University Beat.

C-IMAGE Investigator Dr. Ernst Peebles talks to an intimate audience at our StoryCollider event on February 1, 2016 at the Stageworks in Tampa, Florida.

C-IMAGE Director Dr. Steven Murawski talks to an intimate audience at our StoryCollider event.

Tampa Bay Times Editor Jim Verhulst talks to an intimate audience at our StoryCollider event on February 1, 2016 at the Stageworks in Tampa, Florida.

 C-IMAGE Research Associate Dr. Isabel Romero talks to intimate audience at our StoryCollider event.  

 Screenscope features C-IMAGE PI Dr. Steve Murawski while aboard FIO's RV Weatherbird.

 C-IMAGE Investigator Dr. Kendra Daly talks to an intimate audience at our StoryCollider event. 

 "Dispatches from the Gulf" is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode showing how scientists confront the challenges of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

Latest Publications

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Karenia brevis blooms on the West Florida Shelf: A comparative study of the robust 2012 bloom and the nearly null 2013 event

Karenia brevis blooms on the West Florida She…

Abstract: Harmful algal blooms of the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis require an upwel...

05-23-2016

A rapid method to assess a broad inventory of organic species in marine sediments using ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry

A rapid method to assess a broad inventory of…

Abstract: Rationale: A broad range of organic species in marine sediments is routine...

05-23-2016

Large-eddy simulation and parameterization of buoyant plume dynamics in stratified flow

Large-eddy simulation and parameterization of…

Abstract: Characteristics of laboratory-scale bubble-driven buoyant plumes in a stab...

05-23-2016

Molecular characterization of benthic foraminifera communities from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico shelf and slope following the Deepwater Horizon event

Molecular characterization of benthic foramin…

Abstract: Benthic foraminifera are globally distributed protozoa in the world's ocea...

05-23-2016

Progression of a Gulf of Mexico food web supporting Atlantis ecosystem model development

Progression of a Gulf of Mexico food web supp…

This article develops a marine food web matrix for the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) based on ...

05-23-2016

Methane bubble rise velocities under deep-sea conditions – influence of initial shape deformation

Methane bubble rise velocities under deep-sea…

Terminal bubble rise velocities play a major role in industrial and environmental app...

02-19-2016

Impacts of combined overfishing and oil spills on the plankton trophodynamics of the West Florida shelf over the last half century of 1965–2011: A two-dimensional simulation analysis of biotic state transitions, from a zooplankton- to a bacterioplank

Impacts of combined overfishing and oil spill…

Over 50 years of multiple anthropogenic perturbations, Florida zooplankton stocks of ...

02-19-2016

Oil spill dispersants induce formation of marine snow by phytoplankton-associated bacteria

Oil spill dispersants induce formation of mar…

Unusually large amounts of marine snow, including Extracellular Polymeric Substances ...

02-19-2016

Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria Exhibit a Species-Specific Response to Dispersed Oil while Moderating Ecotoxicity

Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria Exhibit a Spec…

The Deepwater Horizon blowout in April, 2010, represented the largest accidental mari...

02-19-2016

Assessing the impacts of oil-associated marine snow formation and sedimentation during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Assessing the impacts of oil-associated marin…

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the largest in US history, unprecedented for the ...

02-19-2016

Using natural abundance radiocarbon to trace the flux of petrocarbon to the seafloor following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Using natural abundance radiocarbon to trace …

The objective of this study was to investigate the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (...

02-19-2016

Ciliated protists from the nepheloid layer and water column of sites affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico

Ciliated protists from the nepheloid layer an…

Benthic marine protists have been well documented from shallow marine benthic habitat...

01-25-2016

Shelf break exchange events near the De Soto Canyon

Shelf break exchange events near the De Soto …

Observations of currents, temperature, sea-surface height, sea-surface temperature an...

01-25-2016

Photochemical changes in water accommodated fractions of MC252 and surrogate oil created during solar exposure as determined by FT-ICR MS

Photochemical changes in water accommodated f…

To determine effects of photochemical weathering of petroleum, surrogate and Macondo ...

01-25-2016

Natural and unnatural oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico

Natural and unnatural oil slicks in the Gulf …

When wind speeds are 2–10 m s−1, reflective contrasts in the ocean surface make oil s...

01-25-2016

Sun glint requirement for the remote detection of surface oil films

Sun glint requirement for the remote detectio…

Natural oil slicks in the western Gulf of Mexico are used to determine the sun glint ...

01-25-2016

Refinement of the critical angle calculation for the contrast reversal of oil slicks under sunglint

Refinement of the critical angle calculation …

It has long been observed that oil slicks under sunglint can reverse their optical co...

01-25-2016

Surface oil footprint and trajectory of the Ixtoc-I oil spill determined from Landsat/MSS and CZCS observations

Surface oil footprint and trajectory of the I…

Surface oil footprint and trajectory of the Ixtoc-I oil spill determined from Landsat...

01-25-2016

In the Public Eye

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FameLab

FameLab

What is FameLab? FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology an...

04-29-2016

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Suspended Petroleum

Suspended Petroleum

For every marine sediment sample from the GoM that C-IMAGE PI David Hastings processes with his students, he generates four (4) pl...

04-27-2016

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C-IMAGE on the Leonard Lopate Show - WNYC

C-IMAGE on the Leonard Lopate Show - WNYC

Leonard Lopate hosts the conversation New Yorkers turn to each afternoon for insight into contemporary art, theater, and literatur...

04-20-2016

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Where did the oil go?

Where did the oil go?

Oil Spill Science Seminar: Where did the oil go? April 14, 2016 – 9:00AM to 3:30PM CentralNOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Re...

04-14-2016

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'Dispatches from the Gulf' Emphasizes C-IMAGE research

'Dispatches from the Gulf' Emphasizes C-IMAGE rese…

“Dispatches from the Gulf,” a new episode in the series “Journey to Planet Earth,” (www.dispatchesfromthegulf.com) shares the firs...

03-08-2016

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Story Collider Chronicles Personal Motivations for Research

Story Collider Chronicles Personal Motivations for…

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference condensed four February days with nearly 500 scientific presentati...

02-17-2016

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Ocean's Day 2016

Ocean's Day 2016

C-IMAGE, CARTHE, and RECOVER gather in Tallahassee for Florida Ocean's Day sponsored by the Florida Ocean Alliance.  Consortia sta...

02-16-2016

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Dispatches from the Gulf Showing

Dispatches from the Gulf Showing

‘Dispatches from the Gulf’ documentary chronicles oil research long after the BP spill. Film about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil ...

01-25-2016

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Exposure Study in FishSens Magazine

Exposure Study in FishSens Magazine

Years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists around the Gulf of Mexico are still working to understand the effects that...

12-11-2015

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Ocean 180 Video Competition

Ocean 180 Video Competition

The Ocean 180 Video Challenge (www.ocean180.org) is entering its third year, offering opportunities for ocean scientists to demons...

11-30-2015

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Murawski and Daly Awarded AAAS Fellow Distinction

Murawski and Daly Awarded AAAS Fellow Distinction

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and is an international non-profit organization “dedication to advancing sc...

11-24-2015

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Southern GoM Longline Expedition

Southern GoM Longline Expedition

C-IMAGE researchers on the Weatherbird II get ready for setting the longline for fish collection   With thirteen scientis...

09-25-2015

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AGU Honors Chanton, Farrington

AGU Honors Chanton, Farrington

Dr. Jeff Chanton and Dr. Allan Clarke have been chosen by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as the 2015 AGU Fellows. Both profe...

08-11-2015

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Oil Spill Outreach / Sea Grant

Oil Spill Outreach / Sea Grant

SAVE THE DATE! The Oil Spill Outreach Team would like to inform you of three workshops/science seminars that we will be hosting i...

07-12-2015

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Injection Studies Begin

Injection Studies Begin

Our Ecotoxicology Study is a collaboration between MOTE Marine Laboratory, Wageningen University, University of West Florida, and ...

07-09-2015

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On the GoMRI Home Page

On the GoMRI Home Page

Scientists measured the natural abundance of radiocarbon (14C) in sediments near the Deepwater Horizon spill site and estimated th...

07-09-2015

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Mud & Blood Cruises study Ixtoc-I 35-years later

Mud & Blood Cruises study Ixtoc-I 35-years lat…

Researchers from the Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE) are setting off on a cruise to co...

07-08-2015

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Agilent and C-IMAGE Announce Partnership

Agilent and C-IMAGE Announce Partnership

ST. PETERSBURG, FL The University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science today announced a formal partnership with Agilent T...

07-08-2015

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Marriage of Art and Science

Marriage of Art and Science

Robin Rowland, an Eckerd College art student, has collaborated with Claire Paris and Task 1 members to create a 3D sculpture of th...

06-16-2015

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A Pint of Science

A Pint of Science

On May 20, 2015, Dr. David Hollander (USF) took part in Pint of Science at Southern Brewing in Tampa, FL. Pint of Science brings ...

05-20-2015

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Ocean's Day 2015

Ocean's Day 2015

C-IMAGE, CARTHE, DEEP-C and RECOVER gather in Tallahassee for Florida Ocean's Day sponsored by the Florida Ocean Alliance.  Consor...

04-08-2015

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Ocean's Day 2013

Ocean's Day 2013

C-IMAGE, CARTHE, and DEEP-C gather in Tallahassee for Florida Ocean's Day.  Consortia staff and graduate students spoke with the g...

04-10-2013

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  • #8 In the Mud in Mexico +

    #8 In the Mud in Mexico “We were of the mind that with studying the Deepwater Horizon in the northern Gulf we weren’t getting a full Read More
  • #7 The Ixtoc Spill: Reflections +

    #7 The Ixtoc Spill: Reflections The Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened just a few years ago, but it might be possible to predict its impact Read More
  • #1 Overview of C-IMAGE +

    #1 Overview of C-IMAGE C-IMAGE PI Dr. Steven Murawski talks to David Levin about the research goals of our center and the importance of Read More
  • #2 Sampling for oil in the sediments in the Gulf of Mexico +

    #2 Sampling for oil in the sediments in the Gulf of Mexico C-IMAGE PI's Steven Murawski and David Hollander on board the Weatherbird II in August of 2012 talking to David Levin Read More
  • #3 The "not-so-visible" impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico +

    #3 The Three years after the BP oil well disaster, scientists are struggling to understand the effects on the Gulf ecosystem. From Read More
  • #4 Fitting the Gulf of Mexico inside a computer: how to build an ecosystem model +

    #4 Fitting the Gulf of Mexico inside a computer: how to build an ecosystem model Mind Open Media's David Levin talks with C-IMAGE members Cameron Ainsworth, Jason Lenes, Michelle Masi and Brian Smith about building Read More
  • #5 The Pressure is On +

    #5 The Pressure is On Mind Open Media's David Levin talks with C-IMAGE PI Steven Murawski and scientists from the Technical University of Hamburg at Read More
  • #6 Oil: It's what's for dinner... +

    #6 Oil: It's what's for dinner... C-IMAGE scientists want to know more about how oil-eating microorganisms behave in the cold deep ocean to learn more about Read More
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In 2014, GoMRI and the Sea Grant college programs formed a partnership to share oil spill science with people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf of Mexico. The team continuously puts out relevant and engaging publications on the latest oil spill science. 

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