Unintended Consequences of Deepwater Horizon Incident
with Kevin Shaw, Program Manager, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was formed to administer the $500 million fund committed by BP for research to understand the fate and effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Initiative is a “no strings attached” investment in independent research for a 10-year period. After an initial year of block funding through research entities in each of the Gulf States directly impacted by the oil spill to ensure rapid response capability, awards have been made by a peer-review process led by an independent research board. Kevin Shaw will present an overview of the GoMRI, its goals, and the current status of the program.
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Sponsored by the Pensacola Chapter of the American Chemical Society.
Note: If you plan to order food or beverages, please arrive at least 15 minutes early. We want to try and place orders before the start of the program at 6:00.