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GCRL seminar series begins April 20th, marking the fifth anniversary
of the 2010 oil spill

Deepwater Horizon: A scientist's perspective

The Deepwater Horizon spill occurred some 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana and is said to be the worst in U.S. history.  Estimates of the amount of oil spilled range from 3-5 million barrels. Eleven rig employees lost their lives during the explosion and subsequent sinking of the rig. The leaking oil well was not capped until July 15, 2010, 87 days after the incident.

This exciting and informative FREE seminar series offers a retrospective exploration of the spill through presentations by research staff and discussions among speakers, education staff and attendees to answer pressing questions. The series will be introduced with an interactive session to present a broad overview of research areas with general results and how these studies exemplify the process of science in building new knowledge. Attendees will be invited to submit their questions for later speakers. Later sessions will feature researchers sharing results from across their fields of expertise through interactive presentations.

These seminars will be free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. They will be held at 6:00 pm Mondays in the Caylor Auditorium on the GCRL campus, for directions please go to: http://gcrl.usm.edu/about_us/location.php

REGISTER NOW to reserve your seat please register for the seminar(s) you plan on attending.

The sponsoring partners for this seminar series include CONCORDE, a multi-university oil spill research team and its sponsor the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), and the Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC).