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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.

MOSSFA Workshop at the 2017 GoMOSES meeting

  • Monday, 14 January 2019

2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, LA

Monday February 6 2017   8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday 6 February 2017 7:45

Registration and Poster Viewing


Welcome & Logistics / Participant Instructions
David Hollander (chair)


MOS Formation
Highway to the Benthos: Formation and Sedimentation of Marine Oil Snow and Oil-Sediment Aggregations - Uta Passow
Bacterial EPS in MOS formation: the role of oil-degraders - Tony Gutierrez
Phytoplankton EPS in MOS formation - Antonietta Quigg
The DWH Marine Oil Snow Blizzard: Where did it come from? - Kendra Daly


MOSSFA in Sediments
A holistic approach for tracking weathered oil sedimentation: from geochemical to microbiological fingerprints - Mandy Joye
Marine snow amplifies the persistence and impact of oil on the seafloor - Edwin Foekema
Benthic footprint, ecological impacts and long-term recovery from a MOSSFA event - Patrick Schwing
Deja-vu all over again: A Comparison of the 1979-80 IXTOC and 2010 DWH MOSSFA events - David Hollander


Break & Poster Viewing


MOSSFA Numerical Modeling
Modeling MOSSFA: Methods and Parameters - Adrian Burd
Lagrangian Modeling of Inertial and Buoyant Particles for Deep Sea Blowout - Claire Paris


Lunch & Poster Session


Breakout Session
MOS Formation
MOSSFA Events in Sediments
Numerical Modeling of MOSSFA Events


Continue Breakout Groups


Breakout Group Reports


Future Directions


Closing Remarks & Adjourn

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