Scientists studying the fate of oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident published their findings in the Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE). "Researchers concluded that the addition of dispersants can increase the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in saturated (wet) permeable sediments of up to two orders of magnitude. And in their discussion, the authors suggest two possible impacts on oil degradation as a result of PAHs moving deeper and faster into sands." Read the article.
Deep-C's SailBuoy, ArgoKnot, was launched on March 15, 2013 approximately 11 nautical miles (nm) south of Cape San Blas. She was at sea for approximately two months, during which time she sailed autonomously approximately 840nm on a pre-determined cruise track in the Gulf of Mexico, specifically near the De Soto Canyon. Read more...
Bryan James has been interested in science and engineering for as long as he can remember. But he says it was summer internships at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) that solidified his decision to pursue a career in research. Read the article.
IN THE NEWS
CARTHE and DEEP-C Inspire Future Scientists
(Source: GoMRI, May 22, 2013)
Tracking Recovery From Deepwater Horizon: MILET System Aids Environmental Monitoring in Gulf
(Source: Sea Technology Magazine, May 2013)
Study: Dispersants Can Move Hydrocarbons Faster and Deeper into Gulf Sand
(Source: GoMRI, May 10, 2013)
The Challenges of Disaster Follow-up Research
(Source: WCAI-NPR, April 29, 2013)
Deep-C Scientist Talks About "Research Perspectives on the 2010 Spill: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
(Source: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Blog, April 24, 2013)