Sunday 22 October 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.

There have been two large scale oil spills over the past 4 decades in the Gulf of Mexico. The Ixtoc I spill in 1979 off the coast of Carmen, Mexico released 3.5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf, and the Macondo wellhead blowout off the…
Published in News
Shaojie Sun, a PhD student at the University of South Florida-College of Marine Science, has been selected as a fellow to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) for his research on remotely sensed oil spills. His project title "Ocean Surface Oil Detection and Quantification with…
Published in Accolades
Abstract: Benthic foraminifera are globally distributed protozoa in the world's oceans, which have been used as ecological indicators in both current and palaeo oceanography. The ecological properties and distribution of these organisms in various regions of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) have been evaluated using microscopy; however…
Published in Task 5 Publications
This article develops a marine food web matrix for the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) based on local stomach sampling and online diet information. Working at the level of functional groups, we fit diet information to a statistical model based on the Dirichlet distribution. This allows us to…
Published in Task 4 Publications

Suspended Petroleum

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:53
For every marine sediment sample from the GoM that C-IMAGE PI David Hastings processes with his students, he generates four (4) plastic disposable test tubes. He prefers not to re-use them since the trace element analysis is sensitive to very low levels of contamination. That Dr. Hastings' …