Monthly Archives: November 2013

Research Stories Students Are Field Tested During Emergency Response To Hercules Blowout students_hercules_2036

In the early morning hours on Monday July 23rd 2013 the Hercules 252 rig blew out, spewing a mixture of gas, condensate, and possibly other hydrocarbons into the water and air. In four days, senior scientists – members of five Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) consortia – assembled a team and plan, obtained the Read More

GoMRI Scientists Louisiana Scientists Present Marsh Research in Public Workshop Series CWC_PubEdWorkshopIMG_2243a

An old philosophical question asks, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Similarly, if a scientist makes an important discovery and people do not hear about it, will it matter?  Scientists are conducting research about oil and other impacts on coastal marine Read More