The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 203 (Hynes Convention Center)
Rita R. Colwell, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was established to guide and administer a $500 million research fund committed by BP to understand the fate and effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The presentation will review the management and implementation of this 10 years program and results to date. The GoMRI construct offers a new paradigm for the conduct of research and science tht will help frame new policies and response practices.