Final Report


2011 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator Workshop Final Report 

The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology is pleased to release the final workshop report from the 2nd Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator Workshop held on October 25-26, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  This workshop was an opportunity for scientific investigators to update results of studies that were in progress during the October 2010 conference; share results of more recent projects; provide input to future Gulf of Mexico research directions; and foster collaborative partnerships. Approximately 150 individuals participated in the workshop with representation from 18 states and five sectors (academia, federal government, private industry, state government, and non-profit organizations).  The workshop report highlights the results presented during the meeting and depicts the ongoing science advancements and coordination happening across all sectors to address our collective long-term goals and needs for restoring and effectively managing the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico.