Dispatches E-News: Family, Failure & The Blue Hole (02/27/19)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK It’s A Bit Like Family The Deepwater Horizon oil spill inspired an unprecedented scientific collaboration. Funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, this effort has fostered a new problem-solving approach—one that replaces individual investigations with interdisciplinary partnerships. Here, we learn about the community that has emerged: a global family dedicated…
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Dispatches E-News: Oil Spill Anxiety, Passion for the Water & 50 Amazing Facts About Dolphins (02/20/19)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK The Psychological Impact of an Oil Spill Watermen, oil field workers, and those dependent upon tourism for their livelihood still struggle with anger and anxiety years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion. For generations, these Gulf residents have rebounded quickly from natural disasters. For the first time in their lives, they are…
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Dispatches E-News: Man-Made Technological Disasters, Robot Love & Join Us at IOFF on March 8 (02/06/19)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK Meet Tracie Sempier: Helping the People of the Gulf Tracie Sempier is a coastal storms outreach coordinator. She describes how, after Deepwater Horizon, her focus shifted from helping people handle natural disasters like hurricanes to helping people recover from man-made technological disasters like oil spills. [WATCH HERE] PODCAST OF THE WEEK…
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Dispatches E-News: Shock, Failure & 1.5 Degrees Celsius (01/16/19)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK I Was Shocked At How Little Was Known Kristin Koehler is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After Deepwater Horizon, she was surprised to discover that there were very few academic studies on the effects of oil spills on human populations. When the next spill…
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Dispatches E-News: Answering Society, Bounty Lost & Brainchild (12/19/18)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK We Owe Society Answers Most people assume that the role of scientists is to ask unanswered questions, gather complex information, and interpret the resulting data. But that’s not all: We asked GoMRI scientists to define their own role in society. Many of their answers were unexpected, but overall they feel that…
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