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.

C-IMAGE Schedule for 2016

Researchers will circumnavigate the Gulf of Mexico during the One Gulf Expedition this summer studying the Deepwater Horizon and Ixtoc I spills. Sediment coring, bottom long line fishing and water samples are planned through the month long expedition.

RV Weatherbird II-Southern & Western Gulf Mud & Blood 08/02/16-09/07/15 Dr. Steven Murawski St. Petersburg --> Ciudad del Carmen --> Tuxpan --> Port Aransas --> St. Petersburg

C-IMAGE Schedule for 2015

In Summer of 2015, C-IMAGE, with help from the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), continued their northern Gulf expedition known as the Mud & Blood cruises. They also traveled to the southern Gulf of Mexico where they collected sediment cores and fish samples from areas affected by both the 1979 Ixtoc-I blowout.   

Yellowfin 05/01/15 Greg Stunz/Jason Williams Port Aransas, TX, USA
Yellowfin 06/01/15 Greg Stunz/Jennifer Wetz Port Aransas, TX, USA
RV Justo Sierra-Southern Gulf & Ixtoc I 07/29/15-08/11/15 Dr. David Hollander Tuxpan, Mexico --> Brownsville, TX, USA
Yellowfin 08/11/15 Greg Stunz/Tara Topping Port Aransas, TX, USA
Yellowfin 08/12/15 Dr. Greg Stunz/Jason Williams Port Aransas, TX, USA
RV Weatherbird II-Northern Gulf Mud & Blood-Leg 1 08/12/15-08/18/15 Dr. Steven Murawski St. Petersburg --> Panama City
FV Total Package 08/25/15 Dr. Will Patterson Northern Gulf of Mexico/shelf
RV Weatherbird II-Northern Gulf Mud & Blood-Leg 2 
Daily Updates!
08/20/15-09/02/15 Dr. Steven Murawski Panama City --> St. Petersburg
FV Total Package 08/30/15 Dr. Will Patterson/Sarah Friedl Northern Gulf of Mexico/shelf
FV Total Package 08/31/15 Dr. Will Patterson/Sarah Friedl Northern Gulf of Mexico/shelf
FV Total Package 09/02/15 Dr. Will Patterson/Sarah Friedl Northern Gulf of Mexico/shelf
FV Total Package 09/04/15 Dr. Will Patterson/Sarah Friedl Northern Gulf of Mexico/shelf
RV Weatherbird II-Southern Gulf & Ixtoc I 09/09/15-09/29/15 Dr. Steven Murawski St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen 09/04/15-10/01/15 Dr. Louis Fortier Canadian Arctic (not C-IMAGE funded)
FV Kimberly Dawn 12/07/15-12/10/15 Dr. Will Patterson Northern Gulf of Mexico/shelf

 

 

FIO/C-IMAGE Schedule for 2014

RV Weatherbird II 02/11/14-02/13/14 Dr. Steven Murawski St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Weatherbird II 05/19/14-05/22/14 Dr. Steven Murawski St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Weatherbird II 08/04/14-08/11/14 Dr. Kendra Daly St. Petersburg --> Panama City
RV Weatherbird II 08/14/14-08/29/14 Dr. David Hollander/Dr. Steven Murawski anama City --> St. Petersburg

 

FIO/C-IMAGE Schedule for 2013

RV Weatherbird II 02/05/13-02/11/13 Dr. Kendra Daly St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Weatherbird II 03/27/13-03/29/13 Dr. Steven Murawski St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Bellows 04/15/13-04/21/13 Dr. Kendra Daly St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Weatherbird II 05/07/13-05/10/13 Dr. Steven Murawski St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Weatherbird II 05/14/13-05/23/13 Dr. Kendra Daly St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Bellows 07/08/13-07/14/13 Dr. Kendra Daly St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Weatherbird II 08/05/13-08/12/13 Dr. Kendra Daly St. Petersburg --> Panama City
RV Weatherbird II 08/15/13-08/30/13 Dr. David Hollander/Dr. Steven Murawski Panama City --> St. Petersburg
RV Weatherbird II 09/10/13-09/12/13 Dr. Steven Muarwski St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg
RV Weatherbird II 11/07/13-11/16/13 Dr. Kendra Daly St. Petersburg --> St. Petersburg

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Podcasts from The Loop

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. David and Ari have produced eight podcasts and have more in the queue. The podcasts are linked below. Plug in and learn about our research!

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