From Impacts on Fisheries to Fate of Oil Spill Residues, New Research to be Released at 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference

Over 800 scientific experts to descend on Mobile, Alabama

WASHINGTON--()--Next week, over 800 oil spill-related experts from academia, state & federal agencies and non-governmental organizations, will be sharing their latest scientific results at the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. With this being the fourth year of research following the Deepwater Horizon incident and associated investments focused on the Gulf of Mexico, the science community is now well-positioned to release new findings. The Conference will be held in Mobile, Alabama from January 26-29, 2014 at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.

The Conference will consist of 10 scientific sessions and approximately 550 abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The Conference topics to be covered during these sessions and presentations are:

• Ecosystem Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

• Chemical & Biological Transport of Oil in the Gulf

• Data Management & Informatics

• Effect of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Fisheries

• Socio-Economic Analysis of Catastrophic Events

• Advances in Dispersant Technology

• Public Health and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

• Ecosystem Monitoring Strategies

• Education and Outreach

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the reported burial of weathered oil along Gulf beaches and in the marshes was well-documented. Are you interested in the chemical and biological decomposition of that oil? Specifically, how much is buried and how long it will persist? Then you should listen to a presentation titled Biodegradation of MC252 Crude Oil After Mobilization by Washover Events on a Coastal Headland Beach and others like it occurring at the Conference.

For a list of other hot topic presentations, click here.

A searchable database of all accepted abstracts for oral and poster presentations is available online here. For a full Conference schedule, click here.

The registration fee will be waived for credentialed members of the media. Online registration is now closed but you can still register onsite.

Contacts

2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
Kristin Kracke, 202-787-1644
kkracke@oceanleadership.org

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Contacts

2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
Kristin Kracke, 202-787-1644
kkracke@oceanleadership.org