Dispatches E-News: Scientific Collaborations, Failure Is An Option & Hot Oceans (01/31/18)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Scientific Collaborations: Thousands of Researchers Studying Deepwater Horizon

“Dispatches from the Gulf 2” chronicles the unprecedented scientific effort still taking place in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Thousands of scientists have formed an international team working together to better understand the impacts of the oil on everything from deep ocean ecosystems to coastal communities whose economies have suffered. This team still works tirelessly, using cutting-edge techniques, to increase our knowledge in case disaster strikes again—in the Gulf or beyond.

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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: When You Fail, You Are Doing Good Science
While it may seem like a contradictory idea, failure can often better prepare scientists for discovery and success. Professors Raffaele Montuoro, Piers Chapman, and Steve DiMarco acknowledge how much can be learned from it. Their message to young scientists: “It is okay to fail.”

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
2017 Marked Hottest Ocean Temperatures Ever Recorded

Among scientists who work on climate change, perhaps the most anticipated information each year is how much the Earth has warmed. That information can only come from the oceans, because almost all heat is stored there. If you want to understand global warming, you need to first understand ocean warming.

Photo courtesy of The Guardian.

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Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest oil spill in U.S. history – a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem with the ultimate goal of learning how to better cope with future oil spills.
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Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to comprehensively study the impact of Deepwater Horizon and find new ways to ease the devastation. Includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive, and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming or DVD.
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Dispatches is made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.


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