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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.

Story Collider

  • Wednesday, 18 April 2018

In 2016 and 2017, C-IMAGE partnered with the Story Collider series to tell stories of science through spoken word. The C-IMAGE Story Collider was held in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in Tampa, FL (2016) and New Orleans, LA (2017).

Tampa, FL - 1 February, 2016

  • Jim Verhulst: The perspectives editor at the Tampa Bay Times shares his love for writing and passion for science.
  • Ernst Peebels: While growing up on Louisiana canals, watching oil ships go out to the rigs, studying oil spills become more than just work, they become a duty.
  • Kendra Daly: During the scientific response to the 1979 Ixtoc I spill, Dr. Daly recollects the constant smell of oil and rough seas on a small boat.
  • Isabel Romero: Dr. Romero's path into science and eventually into oil spills, had unknown ties to '100 Years of Solitude', a novel written of her home country, Columbia.
  • Steve Murawski: Recounting his first notice of the Deepwater Horizon spill, the C-IMAGE Director tells the story of his thought process during the recovery and the impact of the GoMRI research since.

New Orleans, LA - 6 February, 2017

  • Robert Campo: A Louisiana fisherman whose oyster company had to adapt following the 2010 oil spill.
  • Estelle Robichaux: An environmental restoration manager who compares the apparent death of the Gulf of Mexico with an ailing loved one.
  • Charlie Henry: Charlie shares the expeirences he's had working spills with the NOAA Disaster Response Center.
  • John Farrington: The long-time ocean chemist compares him hearing about the Deepwater Horizon spill with working the 1979 Ixtoc I spill clean up.
  • Elva Escobar-Briones: A researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México shares her first dive in a deep sea submersible.
  • Last modified on Friday, 18 May 2018

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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