April 14, 2016 – 9:00AM to 3:30PM Central NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center 7344 Zeigler Boulevard Mobile, AL 33608
This seminar was hosted by the Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team and NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center. The seminar focused on the transport and fate of oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Scientists talked about oil on the seafloor, oil weathering, sedimentation, and marine snow. Recordings of the speakers’ presentations are available here.
Introduction to the Oil Spill Science Outreach Program Monica Wilson is Florida Sea Grant’s oil spill research extension specialist. She facilitated the seminar and explained the Sea Grant-GoMRI oil spill science outreach program. View pdf. Recording not available.
Early challenges to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response Charlie Henry is the Director for NOAA’s new Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) located in Mobile, Alabama. Henry serves as the DOC/NOAA trustee representative to Regional Response Team VI for oil and hazardous material incidents. During the Deepwater Horizon oil incident, Henry served as the lead NOAA SSC to the Unified Area Command. He provided any overview of the challenges that response teams had during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. View pdf. Recording not available.
Tracers in the Gulf
Oil weathering: How did Macondo Well oil change over time?
Mapping the shape and composition of subsurface plumes in 2010
Question and Answer Panel – Morning Session A question and answer panel session was held after the morning speakers. Attendees were able to ask Charlie Henry, Christoph Aeppli, and Chris Reddy questions about their work and other questions about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Sedimentary impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon event
Marine oil snow sedimentation flocculent and accumulation (MOSSFA)
Spatial extent of contamination in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Question and Answer Panel – Afternoon Session Attendees were able to ask Gregg Brooks, David Hollander, and Isabel Romero questions about their research and other questions about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.