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January 17, 2018

TechSurge: Advancing Oil Spill Research

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Walter Shinn)

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Walter Shinn)

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) are collaborating on an upcoming TechSurge event in New Orleans on February 5, 2018 that will focus on the effects of oil spills on the environment and public health. Recent investigations have yielded research results and technological advancements that will improve future studies and impact modeling efforts.

The goal of this meeting is to bring together the GoMRI and MTS communities, share research findings, and begin discussions of how the two communities might work together to better prepare for the next oil spill. Included with this program is a free three-part webinar series, which is centered around the full-day TechSurge program and designed to increase your understanding of the impacts petroleum pollution on conditions found in the Gulf of Mexico.

The TechSurge on advancing oil spill research will include panels and discussions held by world renowned professionals on the subject. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Hydrocarbon detection technologies
  • Modeling and prediction of where oil will go during a spill
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Impacts to an ecosystem after a spill


The full agenda is available online, and includes all the speakers and session information. Registration is currently open and will be followed by Underwater Intervention, a three-day program for the entire underwater operations industry. UI will feature compelling education, networking, thought sharing and relationship building.

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