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GoMRI Synthesis Workshop-MOSSFA 2018

GoMRI Synthesis Workshop-MOSSFA 2018

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

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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