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The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem

A tale of two Gulf spills: A research consortium of 17 institutions from 5 countries studying the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

GoMRI Synthesis Workshop-MOSSFA 2018

  • Friday, 11 January 2019

Texas A&M at Galveston, Aggie Special Events Center (ASEC) – Building 3035
200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, 77553
26-28 November 2018

Monday 26 November 2018 18:30

Opening Reception


Tuesday, 27 November 2018 8:30

Introduction, Workshop Goals
GoMRI Leadership & Antonietta Quigg


   

MOSSFA Formation

Chair: Peter Santschi

  9:00

Marine oil snow formation: Insights into mechanisms from targeted experiments. Presentation link
Uta Passow, Memorial University - Ocean Sciences Centre, Canada

  9:20

From exudates to snow: unraveling their production, aggregation, and composition and the relevance to oil transport. Presentation link
Chen Xu, Texas A&M University at Galveston

  9:40

Microbial interactions on marine oil snow. Presentation link
Kai Ziervogel, University of New Hampshire

  10:00

OSA (oil-suspended particulate matter) formation and modeling

Ali Khelifa, Bedford Institute of Oceanography - Centre for Offshore Oil and Gas Environmental Research, Canada

  10:20

Formation Breakout 1

  11:00

Formation Breakout 2 (random)


  12:00

Lunch


   

MOSSFA Sedimentation

Chair: Jeff Chanton

  13:00

Sedimentation of Hydrocarbon Mixtures after the DWH: Spatial Extent and Fate. Isabel Romero, University of South Florida – College of Marine Science

  13:15

MOSSFA: Seafloor extent, impact, preservation and baselines. Presentation link
Patrick Schwing, University of South Florida – College of Marine Science

  13:30

Potential interactions of sediment-rich river plumes with oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Presentation link
Mead Allison, Tulane University

  13:45

The second half of MOSSFA: Sedimentation and Flocculent Accumulation. Presentation link
Bekka Larson, Eckerd College

  14:00

Secondhand MOS in the deep ocean – a smoking gun. Presentation link
Arne Diercks, University of Southern Mississippi

  14:30

Sedimentation Breakout 1

  15:15

Sedimentation Breakout 2 (random)

  16:00

Poster Session


Wednesday, 28 November 2018  

MOSSFA Modeling

Chair: Adrian Burd

  9:00

Operational Fate and Transport Oil Spill Modeling: State of Practice.
Chris Barker, NOAA OR&R

  9:20

Developments in numerical modeling of oil spills before and after Deepwater Horizon Spill. Presentation link
Anusha Dissanayake, RPS-Ocean Science

  9:40

Environmental Significance of Oil Particle Interactions in Oil Spill Response. Presentation link
Ken Lee, Fisheries and Oceans Canada & , New Jersey Institute of Technology

  10:00

Modeling Breakout 1

  11:00

Modeling Breakout 2 (random)


  12:00

Lunch


   

MOSSFA Consequences for Response/Restoration/Policy

Chair: David Hollander

  13:00

MOSSFA’s Impact on Post DWH Spill Response. Presentation link
Nancy Kinner, University of New Hampshire

  13:20

How MOSSFA factored into the Deepwater Horizon NRDA with considerations for future responses and assessments Presentation link
Lisa DiPinto, NOAA OR&R

  13:40

Marine snow, oil deposition on the seabed and the possibility of Marine Oil Snow Sedimentation and Flocculent Accumulation (MOSSFA) Presentation link
Thomas Coolbaugh, ExxonMobil

  14:00

Final Breakout (random)

  14:45

Break

  15:30

Workshop Report-outs

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