Commemorating 10 Years of GoMRI Science in Louisiana


November 10, 2020
graphic image of Gulf of Mexico states

Commemorating 10 Years of GoMRI Science in Louisiana

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm @

In the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), led by an independent academic research board, launched a $500 million mission to study the effect of oil spills on the environment and public health.

In terms of research dollars, the Gulf of Mexico has been a traditionally underfunded body of water. GoMRI’s 10-year effort changed all that. Now, as GoMRI’s charge to study oil impacts comes to a close, the Sea Grant oil spill science outreach program is hosting events in each Gulf state to celebrate GoMRI’s legacy.

November 10, 2020, 2-4 pm CST/3-5 EST.
Register here to watch on Zoom or via Facebook Live

Speakers and panelists

  • RDML Tim Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator
  • Rita Colwell, Chair of the GoMRI Research Board
  • Laura Bowie, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Alliance
  • Chuck Wilson, GoMRI Chief Scientific Officer
  • Richard Shaw, GoMRI Research Board member from the state of Louisiana, Louisiana State University
  • Debi Benoit, GoMRI Research Board member from the state of Louisiana, Nicholls State University
  • Stephen Sempier, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
  • Emily Maung-Douglass, Louisiana Sea Grant
  • Vijay John, Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS), Tulane University
  • Melissa Finucane, Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC), RAND Corporation
  • Nancy Rabalais, Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC), Louisiana State University
  • Natalia Sidorovskaia, Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center-Gulf Ecological Monitoring & Modeling (LADC-GEMM), University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Additionally featuring:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Clean Gulf Associates

Register here.

Questions? Please contact Emily Maung-Douglass with Louisiana Sea Grant at [email protected] or 225.578.9926.