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The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

This summer, NOAA and partner scientists will conduct their most collaborative ocean acidification sampling of the Gulf of Mexico yet. Set to depart today, July 18

th, the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cruise (GOMECC-3) will travel through international waters with 24 scientists from the United States, Mexico and Cuba on board.
July 18, 2017 0 Comments
Climate change increased chances of record rains in Louisiana by at least 40 percent

Climate change increased chances of record rains in Louisiana by at least 40 percent

Human-caused climate warming increased the chances of the torrential rains that unleashed devastating floods in south Louisiana in mid August by at least 40 percent, according to a team of NOAA and partner scientists with World Weather Attribution (WWA) who conducted a rapid assessment of the role of climate on the historic heavy rain event. 

September 7, 2016 0 Comments
Research, response for future oil spills: Lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon

Research, response for future oil spills: Lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon


A special collection of articles about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill provides the first comprehensive analysis and synthesis of the science used in the unprecedented response effort by the government, academia, and industry.
December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Colorado’s governor awards scientists for air quality work during Gulf oil spill

Colorado’s governor awards scientists for air quality work during Gulf oil spill

A team of scientists from NOAA and the University of Colorado-CIRES will receive the governor’s Award for High-Impact Research for discoveries made during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill crisis.

October 5, 2012 0 Comments
Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS mission discovers record depth for Lophelia coral on Gulf of Mexico energy platforms

Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS mission discovers record depth for Lophelia coral on Gulf of Mexico energy platforms

A team of federal and university scientists on a 10-day expedition in the Gulf of Mexico has discovered Lophelia coral growing deeper than previously seen anywhere in the Gulf. 

August 10, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

During a recent Gulf of Mexico expedition, NOAA and partners discovered an historic wooden-hulled vessel which is believed to have sunk as long as 200 years ago.

May 16, 2012 0 Comments
Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Through telepresence technology, satellite, and high-speed Internet pathways between ship and shore, scientists ashore view information from sensors and high-definition cameras as it is collected at sea.

April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chemical measurements confirm official estimate of Gulf oil spill rate

Chemical measurements confirm official estimate of Gulf oil spill rate

By combining detailed chemical measurements in the deep ocean, in the oil slick, and in the air, NOAA scientists and academic colleagues have independently estimated how fast gases and oil were leaking during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Air pollution levels from Deepwater Horizon spill similar to large urban area

Air pollution levels from Deepwater Horizon spill similar to large urban area

The amount of air pollutants in the atmospheric plume generated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was similar to a large city according to a new NOAA-led study published today in a special issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
December 19, 2011 0 Comments
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