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.

The Mud and Blood of 2014


The last field sampling expedition of C-IMAGE is now completed.  C-IMAGE PI Steven Murawski and Chief Science Officer David Hollander wrapped up their 3rd and final Mud and Blood Cruise on August 29, 2014.  They were joined on the RV Weatherbird by other C-IMAGE scientists from USF, Eckerd College, Pennsylvania State University, The University of West Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory. Deep-C consortium members from Florida State University and Georgia Tech were also along to collect water and sediment samples from The Gulf of Mexico.  In all, fish and sediment samples from over 30 sites were collected and prepared for analysis.

C-IMAGE welcomed Screenscope, Inc. aboard to film the science crew during a long-lining set. Hal and Marilyn Weiner along with other Screensope, Inc. staff enjoyed perfect weather on the Gulf while they filmed and interviewed our scientists.  They got quite the show; a deck full of red snapper and a few hammerhead sharks! Hopefully these critters won't make it to the editing floor.  C-IMAGE would like to thank the Screenscope team for their time and interest - it's not easy to film in 120 degree heat on a rocky boat. We look forward to seeing the finished product!

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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