Program Update: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative – September 2012
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) hosted an exhibit booth at the Biloxi Seafood Festival on September 8 and 9. GoMRI staff distributed brochures describing the program and flyers inviting members of the public to attend a forum on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In additional to talking with fishermen, oil workers, teachers, marine scientists, boat captains and many more individuals, GoMRI also asked for input through a public survey.
GoMRI, along with federal partners, will hold a Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference on January 21-23, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference is open to the research and stakeholder communities. To register, click here. The abstract submission and early bird rate deadlines have been extended until October 10. For more information on the conference scientific sessions, click here. Five plenary panelists have been invited to open the conference with an update on the status of research to date and to close the conference with a vision for the future. Several student travel awards have been awarded, and student awards for outstanding research presentation and poster will be awarded at the conference. For more information, click here.
To learn about opportunities to share resources, data, ship time and equipment; check out the GoMRI Collaboration Forum.