Three years after the Macondo Well spewed nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, EOAS and other researchers are wrestling with the questions that linger in the wake of one of the largest man-made environmental disasters.
EOAS Professor Dr. Vasu Misra has put together a digest of climate data products developed through the Florida Climate Institute and available to researchers online. Most of the datasets are for the southeast USA.
EOAS Professor Dr. Marksu Huettel is investigating the effects of dispersants on the movement of crude oil through water-saturated marine sand. He has found that dispersants potentially facilitate penetration of oil components into the seabed, where oxygen concentrations may affect the degradation of the oil.
Dr. Mark DeMaria, a 1977 FSU B.S. alum, has been nominated for the 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammy) award. This award recognizes federal employee for significant accomplishments throughout a lifetime of achievement in public service. Dr. DeMaria's achievement: Pioneered models to better forecast the path and intensity of hurricanes during the past three decades to help communities and first responders prepare for the severe storms, saving countless lives, homes and businesses. To read Dr.
Congratulations to EOAS Chair Dr. Lynn Dudley, selected for the second time to participate in an elite National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop about the future of geoscience curriculum entitled InTeGrate - Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future. This year’s topic is “Shaping Geoscience Curriculum for the Future Geoscience Workforce.”