VIDEO OF THE WEEK
GoMRI: A Legacy for the Future
Since 2010, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative has funded one of the largest international research collaborations in the history of marine science. GoMRI will leave a multi-faceted legacy, including:
* Publishing an unprecedented number of publications in scientific literature
* Training more than 500 PhD candidates and more than 300 post-doctoral fellows
* Establishing a new philosophy of open and shared science through repository databases
* Educating primary and secondary students through unique, hands-on outreach programs
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Life Through the Lens of Science
Jim Verhulst is a Tampa Bay Times journalist where he helps readers make sense of events, but when it came to conceptualizing the magnitude of Deepwater Horizon he needed some scientific help.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Is this Worse than the Ocean Garbage Patches? Or the Red Tides?
The largest algae bloom in world history is now off the Florida coast. Researchers are tracking the algae Sargassum, which has created record blooms nearly every year since 2011.
Photo courtesy of Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images.
Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest offshore 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 study the continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon 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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Stream Dispatches 1+2 and Short Videos
Digital versions of Dispatches 1+2 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
Dispatches short videos featuring human interest stories and exploring cutting-edge scientific case studies about the Gulf of Mexico are available on YouTube.
Host a Screening
Host a Dispatches screening at schools, libraries, universities, science centers, museums, community centers, or environmental organizations — especially around the anniversary of Deepwater Horizon (April 2018). Guest speakers and panelists can be arranged.
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Supporting Dispatches educational materials including leaders’ guides, lesson plans, transcripts, posters, and student resources are available for download.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming.
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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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