GoMRI Education Resources -
This site houses a collection of the wide variety of education and education-related materials being developed through funding from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
Recent Additions to the Site:
An international science team assessed predictions from multiple oil spill models and found that subsea dispersants used during response to a simulated accidental blowout may reduce oil droplet size by at least one order of magnitude. This size reduction contributed to a one to two order of magnitude distance increase to where oil surfaced downstream Read More
CONCORDE studies sub-surface exposure pathways After the Deepwater Horizon incident, the coastline oiling that occurred raised questions about oil movement and impact. For example, before a surface slick reached land, was there oil below the surface waters and how might that affect coastal environments and organisms? The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative recently awarded CONCORDE Read More
Actividades de clase K-12 en Español The lesson plans below are oil spill related and inspired by GoMRI funded research. Some of these are general, and it may be necessary to modify the activities for specific grade levels. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Murt Conover, Senior Marine Educator of the Coastal Waters Read More
A team of scientists and education staff with the Deep-C Consortium developed a user-friendly curriculum to help students make connections between the theoretical nature of science and real world applications. This education tool uses application-based science to improve Gulf of Mexico literacy and addresses issues such as environmental disasters, their impacts on ocean ecosystems, and Read More