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Marine Snow Experiments

Marine Snow Experiments – Dr. Albertinka Murk – Wageningen University Mesocosm experiments create marine oiled snow and assess the impacts on benthic communities and oil biodegradation in aquarium settings.

Microbial Communities

Microbial Communities – Dr. Joel Kostka – Georgia Institute of Technology The impact of microbial degradation is studied through several projects within task 3: the affect of dispersants on microbial communities at high-pressure and oceanographic controls, anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation, and…

Benthic Meiofauna & Macrofauna

Benthic Meiofauna & Macrofauna – Dr. Paul Montagna – Harte Research Institute/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Meio- and macrofaunal communities in the Gulf provide diverse ecosystem services to the benthic environment. Animals like Copepods and Nematodes are the base of the food…

Trace Elements in Sediments

Trace Elements in Sediments – Dr. David Hastings – Eckerd College Processing sediment cores at 2 mm resolution and analyzing them through ICP-MS for trace elements (Mn, Fe, Re, U, Mo, Cd, Cu, V, and Cr). Pore water from Gulf…

Partitioning Behavior of Crude

Partitioning Behavior of Crude – Dr. Thomas Oldenburg – University of Calgary The dissolution of oil fragments and methane at varying depth and temperature, with or without dispersants is tested in the Calgary partitioning device. The solubility of BTEX (benzene-toluene-ethylbenzene-xylene),…

Deepwater Horizon Hindcast Model

Coupled Near- and Far-field Components - Dr. Scott Socolofsky & Dr. Claire Paris - Texas A&M University & University of Miami Compiling surface distributions, sediment contamination, droplet size distribution, and ocean circulation creates a 4-dimensional visualization of the Deepwater Horizon…

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Synthesis

C-IMAGE is working to advance understanding of the fundamental processes and mechanisms involved in marine blowouts and their environmental consequences, ensuring that society is better-prepared to mitigate such future events. Integration of field sampling, experimental designs and modeling will provide…

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R/V Weatherbird Blog-Sam Bosman

In 2008 I moved from the east coast of Canada, where I finished my Master’s degree in Science, to Florida to start my career at Florida State University. I had never imagined that I would still be here after what…

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