CARTHE Unveil First of New Biodegradable, Cost-Effective Drifters
Two years of design have resulted in the consortium’s newest drifter model: a light-weight, low-cost, and eco-friendly surface drifter. Researchers Cedric Guigand and Guillaume Novelli show off the first production-grade drifter in this photo.
Meet C-IMAGE’s “Icy” Student of the Month
September’s featured student is Nuttapol “Ice” Noirungsee, a Ph.D. student at Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, who studies the biodegradation of methane and methane-oil mixtures. Check out the article to find out more about him, his research, and the theories behind his nickname!
CRGC Connects with Coastal Community Leaders
Members met with fishermen and stakeholders from Bayou la Batre, a coastal Alabama community that is also a large regional seafood producer. They discussed how the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill has impacted the seafood industry, local economy, and the local workforce.
CONCORDE Conducts Sonar Equipment Testing
Dr. Ian Church and graduate students Lauren Quas and Maxwell Williamson conducted a test survey late last month to evaluate data collection procedures, equipment settings, and processing steps for CONCORDE’s upcoming cruise aboard Point Sur
. You can view their findings here
Get to Know CWC Biologist Suzanne Fredericq
Fredericq is a University of Louisiana at Lafayette biology professor whose GoMRI research examines pre- and post-spill macroalgae genetics to better understand rubble/rhodolith habitats in the Gulf of Mexico’s deep outer shelf banks. Read her Scientist Spotlight
to learn more about her!
ADDOMEx Photo Depicts Mesocosm Aggregate
The aggregate is one of several aggregations researchers observed in oil- and dispersant-treated mesocosms at the consortium’s most recent experimentation meeting.
DEEPEND Releases Photos and Report for First Cruise
The survey was part of an effort to compile a quantitative, taxonomically comprehensive assessment of deep-pelagic assemblages near the Deepwater Horizon
spill site, including the spill’s long-term impacts. Check out the cruise report
, cruise track
, and photo gallery
to learn more about this research!
ECOGIG Sponsors Documentary Screenings
The consortium backed two showings of Racing Extinction
, which follows artists and activists as they expose the issues of endangered species and mass extinction. The screenings were followed by a question-and-answer session with researcher Samantha Joye and film producer Olivia Ahnemann.