Perspectives from the GoMRI Research Board

Perspectives of GoMRI Research BoardBP put in place $500 million for research shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to understand the impacts from this incident and improve response to future events. But it would take much more than money to establish an independent research program that fulfills the highest scientific standards and meets the needs of various stakeholders.

Members of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Research Board describe the behind-the-scenes story of how they came into existence and the unprecedented coordinated science effort that is successfully unfolding. Listen as they discuss the GoMRI model, progress, and legacy that addresses this oil spill and future ocean environmental problems.


Credits: 2014 Finch Productions, L.L.C with additional video footage provided by the CARTHE and ECOGIG consortia and On Wings of Care non-profit organization.