Fitting the Gulf of Mexico Inside a Computer

ST. PETERSBURG - Mind Open Media's David Levin talks with C-IMAGE members Cameron Ainsworth, Jason Lenes, Michelle Masi and Brian Smith about building an Ecosystem Model of the Gulf of Mexico to describe how oil spills impact marine life. For more information, download the C-IMAGE's Podcast 4.

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Deepwater Horizon Oil spill - The last five years

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, we know a lot more about how to respond to oil spills at sea as well as the physical, chemical and biological consequences of a deepwater oil well blowout. 

 

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USF Researchers, Colleagues Detail Past, Current, Future Research on 5th Anniversary of Gulf Oil Spill

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Tampa Bay Times - Column: How to prevent another Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster

MyFoxTampabay - 5 years later: The Gulf oil spill

USFCMS News Conference Album

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USFCMS Alumni: Inia Soto Ramos Combines Satellite Imagery and Models to Better Understand Gulf

Hattiesburg, Mississippi - Dr. Inia Soto Ramos grew up in mountainous central Puerto Rico looking forward to the summer holidays to go to the beach.

“I really liked science since I was a kid,” she recalled. “I would look around my house in the mountains for anything to investigate, and I would wait an entire year to get to go to the beach. I was fascinated by the ocean since I was very young.”

Soto Ramos’ interest led her to seek a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Puerto Rico. There she began learning about remote sensing using satellite imagery and geographic information systems (GIS). A six-month internship at Western Washington University through the Multicultural Initiative in the Marine Science Undergraduate Program (MIMSUP) in 2003 firmly set her on her path. There she credits Dr. Brian Bingham with not only introducing her to marine science, but also giving her confidence in her research and presentation skills.

“I was hooked after that,” she laughed. “No going back.”

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C-IMAGE 10 minute podcast series now available on iTunes

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Download C-IMAGE full podcast series, The Loop, now available on iTunes. Learn about the studies and initiatives of C-IMAGE in 10-minute episodes covering excursions into the Gulf, 'deep-sea in a can' experiments, and predicting spill impacts on ecosystems.

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Advice for Young Scientists

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - What advice to oil spill researchers have for young scientists? We asked scientists from C-IMAGE studying field like chemical oceanography, ecosystem modeling, and population genomics and compiled their responses.

Florida Matters: A Look at the BP Oil Spill 4 Years Later

TAMPA - It's been four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  See what Dr. David Hollander and Dr. Steven Murawski have to say about it.  It aired last night April 23, 2014 at 6:30pm and will be on again Sunday morning at 7:30am, WUSF 89.7

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