Oil Spill Science


IMG_2989Sea Grant, with support from partner Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, have assembled a team of oil spill science outreach specialists to collect and translate the latest peer-reviewed research for those who rely on a healthy marine ecosystem for work or recreation. Our specialists — all trained scientists themselves — connect with audiences in person, in print, and online.


What’s new

  • Publications – Download our outreach publications to learn about the latest science that answers questions about the oil spill. Click here to learn more.
  • Presentations – Join us at one of our upcoming science seminars where experts present on various oil spill topics. Click here to learn more about upcoming and past seminars.
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Our Team

The specialists work as a team to implement outreach programs at a state and regional level. In addition, the program engages with the 29 other Sea Grant college programs throughout the nation to provide the latest oil spill science information.Oil spill outreach team photo

To learn more about our Oil Spill Outreach Team, click here.

To learn more about our upcoming and past science seminars, click here.

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was established by a $500 million commitment from BP in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The 10-year research program aims to mitigate the impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and stressors on the marine environment and Oil spill logospublic health from the spill, as well as improve society’s understanding of oil spill issues. GoMRI provides support to the Sea Grant programs of the Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Mississippi-Alabama, Louisiana and Texas) for an extension and outreach effort to increase the use of oil spill science by people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf. This is a new model of a private entity engaging with the four Sea Grant programs in the Gulf of Mexico to develop a regional outreach program.