Tuesday 28 March 2017

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.

Host Institution Information

The University of South Florida's College of Marine Science serves as Lead Institution for the C-IMAGE Consortium.  Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, USF provides the administrative support and data management for C-IMAGE.  The College of Marine Science is adjacent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center, the US Geological Survey, the and Stanford Research Institute-International. 

Founded in 1876, St. Petersburg is the fourth largest city in Florida with a population of approximately 250,000 people, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. St. Petersburg is located on Florida's central Gulf coast, across Tampa Bay from the city of Tampa Bay. St. Petersburg is a past finalist community for the National Civic League's "All-America City Award". Tampa-St. Petersburg also ranked fourteenth on Inc. magazine's list of "The Top 25 Large Cities for Doing Business in America". 

The average temperature in St. Petersburg in December is High 70F (21C) and Low 55F (12.7C).

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    #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
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