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Bridging the Gap Between Oil Spill Researchers and Responders

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Restoration Science , Science Communication , Stakeholder Engagement , Wetland Protection

Priority Issue(s):

Community Resilience , Ecosystem Integration , Habitat Conservation , Nutrient Impacts , Water Quality

Host Partner(s):

Mission-Aransas Reserve


 University of Texas Marine Science Institute Estuarine Research Center in Port Aransas, TX


calendar icon4/14/2015



Max Applicants:


The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team will host the Bridging the Gap Between Oil Spill Researchers and Responders Workshop on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

This workshop is designed to share oil spill science as well as increase knowledge, partnership, and communication between researchers, natural resource managers, and emergency responders. Scientists will present their latest findings about the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Representatives from emergency response teams will discuss response techniques and plans. There will also be a facilitated discussion to determine what oil spill questions are still unknown, identify future research priorities, and encourage communication and partnerships between researchers and response teams.

Workshop Goals Include:
• Increase partnership and communication between researchers and responders
• Share the latest in oil spill science
• Oil spill response plans and techniques

This workshop is offered at no cost and lunch will be provided.

Registration is limited, so please register soon.

Participants can register at this link: http://goo.gl/48PQUT

If you have any questions, please contact Colbi Gemmell at colbi.gemmell@utexas.edu or 361.749.3156 or Monica Wilson at monicawilson447@ufl.edu or 727.553.3516.