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New Educational Page for Scientific Information on Topics Related to the 2010 Oil Spill Launched!

28.05.2010
University of Miami Launches Educational Page for Scientific Information on Topics Related to the 2010 Oil Spill

The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has launched a new “Oil Spill” web page http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/oil-spill/ designed to share the science being conducted at the Rosenstiel School that is relevant to the issues emerging from the incident on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. Designed for use by teachers, students and general audiences, the site focuses on the ocean environment. Since the earliest days of the oil spill, researchers from disciplines across UM have been involved in monitoring the Gulf of Mexico and helping to prepare for the long-term consequences of this ecological disaster.

This educational site is in line with the School’s educational mission and brings together some of the relevant, primary research taking place at UM, as well as links to valuable information resources regarding the oil spill. It features a Timeline and Satellite Images provided by UM’s Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS), as well as sections on 3D Ocean Modeling and Prediction, and Ocean Observations. The newest section on Impacts is beginning to be populated with information from UM’s Center for Oceans and Human Health, as well as information on Corals and Fisheries in the region. A comprehensive list of Experts with contact information is included on the site, along with a link to the statewide Oil Spill Academic Task Force and a list of additional resources on the spill.

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School

The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.rsmas.miami.edu.

Barbra Gonzalez

Communications Director
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Virginia Key, FL 33149
Tel: 305-421-4704
Fax: 305-421-4931

Barbra Gonzalez | University of Miami
Further information:
http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/oil-spill/
http://www.rsmas.miami.edu

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