ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The USF CMS led on the production of a powerful two-volume series about the historic Deepwater Horizon oil spill published by Springer: Deep Oil Spills: Facts, Fate, and Effects and Scenarios and Responses to Future Deep Oil Spills: Fighting the Next War.
Here are two brief excerpts from a story written by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI):
“The research summarized and recommendations tendered in the pages of these books should be the foundation upon which additional, focused research is supported, and policy changes are debated,” said Dr. Steve Murawski, C-IMAGE director and professor at the USF CMS. “These books take on, in a balanced way, critical and controversial issues in oil facility siting, spill preparedness, response, damage assessment and ecosystem restoration.”
C-IMAGE Co-Principal Investigator David Hollander, a chemical oceanographer at the University of South Florida, described the significance of having multi-stakeholder input:
“The authors provided a broad and balanced perspective of the deep-water oil spills from a diverse set of stakeholders,” Hollander said. “The state-of-the-knowledge that has been developed over the 10-years is impressive and, moreover, has enabled government agencies, industry, and academia to be better prepared in the event of future deep-water oil spills.”