Category Archives: Video and Podcasts

Video and Podcasts Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO)

Nigel D’Souza explains the use of a Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO), aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Safety First!

Leigha Peterson demonstrates deployment of the Safety Suit, in the library aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts N and C fixation in phytoplankton

Sarah Weber explains the methods used for measuring Nitrogen and carbon fixation in phytoplankton, aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Sediment Traps

Corey Padilla illustrates the deployment & retrieval of Sediment Traps to measure Nitrogen Isotopes, aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Sampling the Water Column

Leigha Peterson illustrates the apparatus for sampling the water column in the Gulf of Mexico, aboard the R/V Endeavor, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Eagle Ray Night Launch

This video shows a successful night launch of the Eagle Ray AUV from the RV Pelican at GC600, one of ECOGIGs main study sites. A GoPro camera was mounted on a 20’ aluminum pole and held over the side of the RV Pelican, resulting in some of the jitter in the video.

Video and Podcasts Eagle Ray AUV — What It Is and How It Works

The Eagle Ray AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) is used by ECOGIG scientists to map the seafloor and get visuals so they can better target their sample collecting for study. NIUST (National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology) provides the submersible. This is a Finch Productions, LLC video.

Video and Podcasts Operating Multicorer

An underwater video from the Schmidt Ocean Institute research vessel Falkor showing the multicorer triggering and collecting mud samples from the sea floor on Nov. 20, 2012. This was a shallow water deployment to test the multicorer trigger mechanism. Video credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute marine technician Leighton Rolley.

Teachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts LBL Beacon Recovery

Middle School Student Anja Diercks helps recover the acoustic LBL (Long Base Line) beacon she had released from the ocean floor using an acoustic telemetry system minutes before. The Gulf of Mexico had a surprise for her too.

Teachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts LBL Beacon Recovery Release

Middle School Student Anja Diercks learns about acoustic release operation to recover a Long Base Line (LBL) acoustic beacon after a successful AUV dive. These LBL beacons are necessary in aiding the Inertial Navigation System of the AUV while on survey on the ocean floor, sometimes at depths of 1600 m or more.

Video and Podcasts Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO)

Nigel D’Souza explains the use of a Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO), aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

Video and Podcasts Sediment Traps

Corey Padilla illustrates the deployment & retrieval of Sediment Traps to measure Nitrogen Isotopes, aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013.

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts What Does ECOGIG Do?

Scientists aboard the research vessels R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus briefly describe the nature of the work of ECOGIG in this Finch Productions, LLC video.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Coordinated Research Cruises

In July, 2013, the ECOGIG consortium coordinated two research cruises in the Gulf of Mexico. The chief scientists of those cruises, Joe Montoya and Erik Cordes, talk about the value of their coordinated work, with images of deepsea creatures and equipment shown. This is a Finch Productions, LLC video.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG RV Atlantis /ALVIN Cruise March 30-April 23, 2014

Researchers describe the crucial importance of ALVIN dives in assessing the Ecosystem Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. This is a Finch Productions, LLC video.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Natural Seeps Geology of the Gulf

ECOGIG Scientists Dr. Joe Montoya, Dr. Andreas Teske, Dr. Samantha Joye and Dr. Ian McDonald describe their collaborative research approach during preparations for the Spring 2014 cruise aboard the RV/ Atlantis with research sub ALVIN. Long term sampling and monitoring of the natural seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, a global hotspot for these, is Read More

Video and Podcasts CBS News: Scientists get first look at seabed near B.P. oil spill site

It’s been four years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people and unleashed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. Scientists dove to the Gulf floor for the first time since 2010 to determine how marine life is recovering. Chip Reid reports.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Deep Sea Life: Corals, Fish, Invertebrates

Dr. Chuck Fisher describes his research examining the fascinating and long-lived deep sea corals impacted by effects of the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Fiberoptic Multicorer

Watch this successful collection of deep sea sediment cores during 7+ foot waves on a recent research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. The Science team from National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology and Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute deployed a deep sea multicoring device in 1200 meters of water depth, attached to a fiberoptic Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Landers Technology Development

ECOGIG scientists Dr. Chris Martens and Dr. Geoff Wheat talk about Landers, a new technology developed at the University of Mississippi that allows scientists to study the ocean floor at great depths. Most of the area around the Deepwater Horizon spill ranges from 900 to 2000 meters below the surface of the Gulf. Landers are Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Marine Snow

Dr. Uta Passow describes ECOGIG research on the phenomena known as Marine Snow, with footage from a recent cruise by Dr. Passow and colleagues Dr. Arne Dierks and Dr. Vernon Asper. Oil released in 2010 from the Deepwater Horizon explosion floated upwards, and then some of this oil sank towards the seafloor as part of Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG Remote Sensing & Modeling

ECOGIG scientists Dr. Ian MacDonald and Dr. Ajit Subramaniam describe their work monitoring the health of the Gulf of Mexico via remote sensing. Using images from satellites and small aircraft flown by volunteers, MacDonald looks for signs of surface oil, which could be the result of a natural seep, anthropogenic seeps—chronic oil leaks from ongoing Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG in 60 Seconds

Dr. Katy Croff Bell, Chief Scientist of the EV Nautilus crew, explains the mission of ECOGIG.

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG and EV Nautilus inspire Kids with ROVs

“It was really cool, because I want to be marine biologist when I grow older. So being able to see this and experience the boat and the submarines and how to work them and stuff like that, it was eye awakening. I really want to do this now.” As the Nautilus prepared to launch for Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG: Imaging Deep-Water Corals

As part of the ECOGIG project, the E/V Nautilus made its way to the site of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to image affected corals. Using the ROV Hercules’ BEAST CAM, the scientists are able to capture extremely high resolution pictures. These pictures will be used to show change over time and growth Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG ROVs in STEM education

ECOGIG’s Dr. Chuck Fisher describes the use of ROVs in researching deep sea corals in the Gulf of Mexico, and Ocean Exploration Trust’s Dr. Bob Ballard explains the powerful impacts of ROVs in STEM education, as shown during a recent visit onboard the EV Nautilus by members of the Girls and Boys Club of the Read More

Video and Podcasts ECOGIG and EV Nautilus inspire Kids with ROVs

“It was really cool, because I want to be marine biologist when I grow older. So being able to see this and experience the boat and the submarines and how to work them and stuff like that, it was eye awakening. I really want to do this now.” As the Nautilus prepared to launch for Read More

Citizen ScienceVideo and Podcasts Science at the Stadium launching at UGA home football games! Sciencee at the Stadium

  UGA’s Dr. Samantha Joye launches a new ECOGIG public outreach series “Science at the Stadium”, designed to educate fans attending home football games about oceanography and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

Video and Podcasts ALVIN dive ops, near the BP Welllhead- 2010

This is how ALVIN research dives Happen – this one just after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit T. Lanagan WHOI 2010.

Video and Podcasts ALVIN Flyby 2010

Flyby of ALVIN at bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near Macondo wellhead. Credit: S. Joye 2010

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts C-IMAGE Patrick Schwing Profile

Mind Open Media has just finished up our last Audio Slideshow featuring USF post-doc Patrick Schwing. You can find it on our YouTube channel.

Video and Podcasts Gary Finch Outdoors ECOGIG AUV Eagle Ray Submarine

Gary Finch Outdoors recently had a chance to visit Ole Miss, where the ECOGIG consortium is continuing it’s ongoing studies on the long term health of the Gulf of Mexico. This particular group is using a yellow submarine to study and map the sea floor.

Video and Podcasts Coastal Waters Consortium

The purpose of this site is to inform the public of current scientific research and education activities being conducted by the Coastal Waters Consortium which is funded through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

Teachers and StudentsVideo and Podcasts Gary Finch Outdoors CARTHE Drifters Field Trip Gary Finch Outdoors CARTHE Drifters Field Trip

Scientists from the University of Miami have been visiting our area for the last three weeks studying the movements of ocean currents along the coast in order to observe how they carry oil, fish larvae or toxins in the water. On this particular day, 7th grade science students from Episcopal Day School in Pensacola were Read More

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts Able’s Crew – Fishin’ for Killifish Able

Drs. Ken Able, Olaf Jensen, Joel Fodrie and Paola Duarte-Lopez collecting killifish for oil spill research in a coastal Louisiana saltmarsh. Visit the CWC YouTube Channel for more interesting videos on Oil Spill research.    

GoMRI ScientistsVideo and Podcasts Dr. Felder Insists – We Need to Meet our Fellow Marine Decapods Dr. Felder Insists - We Need to Meet our Fellow Marine Decapods

  The purpose of this video is to inform the public of current scientific research and education activities being conducted by the Coastal Waters Consortium which is funded through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.   To view other Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) videos, visit their YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CoastalWaters12.

Video and Podcasts Finders Fee – Have You Seen My Sparrow

Research on the effects of the Macondo oil spill on the Seaside Sparrow in coastal Louisiana. To view other Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) videos like, Finders Fee – Have You Seen My Sparrow? , visit their YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoastalWaters12  

Video and Podcasts Watch Ad Reniers describe SCOPE and its drifters Watch Ad Reniers describe SCOPE and its drifters

SCOPE is the second large CARTHE experiment that brings together a wide range of scientific experts to experiment with measurement methods and study oil transport. CARTHE conducted their first experiment, GLAD (Grand LAgrangian Deployment), near the Deepwater Horizon site in the summer of 2012. Scientists will use data from both experiments to more accurately model Read More

Video and Podcasts Mud, Microbes, and Mammals – Podcasts Take Listeners on Audio Trips through the Gulf Mud, Microbes, and Mammals – Podcasts

In this digital multimedia age, scientists with the Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE) are taking their work to the public via a series of podcasts, bringing their research to life in a way that traditional print media never could. Produced by David Levin and Ari Daniel of Mind Open Media Read More

Video and Podcasts Virtual Reality virtualReality

The fourth story follows Cameron Ainsworth and Jason Lenes as they use a computer model of the Gulf of Mexico. Their model is only as good as the data used to populate it, and gathering enough pertinent information is a daunting task. When published data is not readily available, the team must perform original research Read More

Video and Podcasts A Look at the Little Guys littleGuys

In the third podcast, listeners go to the base of the marine food web. Dr. Kendra Daily explains that although they may be microscopic, phytoplankton and zooplankton have a big impact on larger species that we eat. She discusses the phenomenon of “marine snow” – a mixture of dead plankton and oil droplets – that Read More

Video and Podcasts All Aboard allAboard

The second story lets listeners accompany David Hollander, Steve Murawski, and other C-IMAGE scientists as they board a research vessel for eight days of field work. The team looks for contaminants in sediment samples and in various fish species to assess the food web and get a “big picture” view of the ecosystem after the Read More

Video and Podcasts A Complex Detective Story detective

The first podcast in the series introduces C-IMAGE and its research. Beginning with a vivid description of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, this story covers the many factors that scientists must consider when assessing the impact of oil as it moves through the environment. Listen to Podcast

Video and Podcasts Bob the Drifter – A Waterlust film about ocean currents

Meet Bob the Drifter – one of the many important devises that collect data for CARTHE, the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment. Bob is specially designed to drift with the surface currents and is equipped with a GPS unit so the CARTHE scientists can track where he goes and Read More

Video and Podcasts DROPPS Global Platform for Ocean Research: NOAA’s Science on a Sphere Visitors attend a Science on a Sphere presentation at the Bay Education Center

All the world’s a stage – literally – as oceanic, atmospheric, and geologic conditions and events come to life on a “revolving” globe. General public visitors attend a Science on a Sphere presentation at the Bay Education Center. (Photo by Jackie Hattenbach) Researchers and science educators are using visualizations of oil spills, tsunamis, and hurricanes Read More