2015 Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference

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2015 Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference

Time: February 16, 2015 to February 19, 2015
Location: The Westin Galleria - Houston
City/Town: Houston, Texas
Website or Map: http://www.cvent.com/events/2…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: NOAA, USGS, EPA, and other Conference partners (see conference website)
Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2014

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Event Description

The sponsors of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference share a goal to improve society’s ability to understand the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including humans, to ensure its long-term environmental health. One important aspect of this goal is understanding the impacts of petroleum pollution and related stressors on the marine and coastal ecosystems and human populations, and applying that information to future response, mitigation, and restoration following spills.

The goal of the 2015 conference is to highlight oil spill and ecosystem science research results with a focus on the five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This year’s conference will seek to answer the questions “What have we learned, what does it mean and how can it be used?” with an emphasis on the impact of the research and application of published research findings.

Through plenary and breakout sessions, the conference will provide a forum for the research community in the Gulf of Mexico (nationally and internationally, funded through the GoMRI program as well as other federal and non-federal support) to share its latest scientific results to: bring greater context to and integration of ongoing research; share scientific information with state and federal agencies and other stakeholders to initiate dialogue about how research will impact processes for policy, conservation, and management; and enhance public understanding of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The conference will also highlight student research.

For more information, please visit the 2015 Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference website.



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