VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Eric D’Asaro: I Didn’t Follow in My Father’s Footsteps
Dr. Eric D’Asaro (University of Washington) served as the chief scientist during a 31-day research mission to study how the oil spreads out via ocean currents. He shares his thoughts on choosing the environmental sciences as a career, dispels the myth of the “heroic lone scientist,” and emphasizes the importance of keeping a sense of wonder about his scientific endeavors.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Joe Montoya: “We Are Explorers”
Joe Montoya is a professor of biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Growing up in a military family, he had the opportunity to travel and experience different ocean environments around the world. His resulting fascination led to a career in oceanography. Here, Dr. Montoya talks about being part of the scientific team that conducted the earliest Deepwater Horizon experiments just after the well was capped in September 2010.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Dr. Rita Colwell Shares Her Journey to Inspire Women in Science
“I was not going to be stopped,” said Dr. Rita Colwell describing how she faced hurdles, many related to being a woman during her 60+ year science career, and blazed paths, including her being the first female director of the National Science Foundation. She spoke earnestly and enthusiastically to faculty, staff, and students gathered for the two-day Career and Leadership event at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS).
Photo courtesy of Notre Dame.
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
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