WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference will take place February 6-9, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fifth annual Conference, organized by a diverse group of partners, will bring together hundreds of oil spill-related experts from academia, state & federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and industry to share the latest oil spill and ecosystem scientific discoveries, innovations, technologies and policies.
This year, Conference participants will focus on applications and practical uses of scientific research in the Gulf of Mexico. Connecting scientific research to decision makers in the response and restoration communities will be key in areas such as:
- Biogeochemical processes, ecological impacts and human dimensions contributing to effective restoration and recovery efforts.
- Discoveries and innovative technologies in future oil spill response and management strategies.
- Human dimensions of oil spills and developing strategies that reduce harms of oil spills and enhance the resilience of communities.
- Ecological impacts that inform future spill outcomes and response.
- Long-term fate and impacts
- Breakdown and transport of hydrocarbons across the Gulf and through the water column.
- Incorporation of data from various sources into databases, models, and decision-making tools.
- Outreach and science communications to link new research and findings to policy and management decisions.
For accommodation information, click here. The deadline for the conference hotel rate is January 9, 2017.
The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference is made possible by the generous support of many organizations including: the National Academies' Gulf Research Program and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ecosystem-approaches-to-gulf-response-and-restoration-300381934.html
SOURCE Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference