As in previous years, the GoMOSES Conference will have space available for a number of workshops on Monday, February 6. The conference will provide a meeting room and AV equipment, and help promote workshops as part of conference activities.
Workshop proposals are accepted on a rolling basis; however space is limited so it's first-come, first served.
Monday, February 6 9AM - 5PM
Location: Empire B
Organized by MOSSFA Working Group and Workshop Committee
The MOSSFA workshop at the GoMOSES 2017 will focus on new and still pressing issues surrounding the MOSSFA phenomena including 1) chemical and biological factors that control MOS formation; 2) diagnostic parameters/observations that best and broadly characterize MOSSFA events in sediments; and 3) current state of numerical modeling of MOSSFA events.
Registration is free, but required.
Assessing the State of Gulf of Mexico Benthic Habitat Maps
Monday, February 6 9AM - 12PM
Location: Strand 13
Organized by Libby Fetherston-Resch (FIO), Alyssa Dausman (RESTORE Council Staff), Greg Steyer (USGS), Steve Giordano (NOAA), Ruth Perry (Shell) and Rebecca Green (BOEM)
This workshop will bring together agency, industry, academic and other partners to discuss and examine the inventory and quality of existing benthic habitat data, and opportunities to share, reprocess, digitize and modernize this information in support of a single baseline map to serve as source information for activities to come (including a collaborative partnership or community of practice for data sharing and habitat mapping). We invite you to bring your maps and/or your understanding of the benthic environment and join us for an interactive discussion of existing resources, gaps in our understanding of bottom habitats and potential collaborations and partnerships to advance the state of Gulf of Mexico habitat maps.
View the agenda here.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Research: International Collaborations Involving Science, Policy and Response
Monday, February 6 9AM - 12PM
Location: Strand 12
Organized by Sharon Chinchilla (UM-RSMAS/CARTHE), Dr. Francisco Beron-Vera (UM-RSMAS /CARTHE/CiGOM), Dr. Josefina Olascoaga (UM-RSMAS /CARTHE/CiGOM) and Dr. Juan Carlos Herguera (CICESE/CiGOM)
It has been over half a decade since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred. This disastrous large scale spill acted as a major shift for the industry and the scientific community and magnified the need of the former to understand ocean processes on smaller scales. Many research endeavors have been funded as a direct result and largely through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) in the US, and through the former Instituto Nacional de Ecología and presently by the Hydrocarbon Fund of SENER-CONACyT in México. Although divided by three international borderlines the Gulf of Mexico is a semienclosed sea, also referred to as the Mediterranean of the Americas, where ocean processes and the large ecosystem are all interconnected. The continuity of all these processes justifies the need for Cuban, Mexican and American researchers to collaborate on resolving the critical issues that the Gulf is faced with, post-Deepwater Horizon and in the event of another catastrophe. Just as interconnected as Gulf waters are, so too are the roles of science, policy and response – one influenced by the next.
This workshop will be an interdisciplinary event that will provide researchers with the opportunity to explore international collaborative efforts and for those already involved in such projects to share their science and experiences with others. Similarly, regulatory and response concerns will be addressed at this meeting with the hopes of tackling current issues with a multi-faceted approach. This would be an excellent opportunity to identify areas where collaborations would be appropriate, not only across the GoMRI consortia but with international institutions and agencies as well. With only a few years left of funding, meetings such as this one are important, not only to avoid doubling efforts but also to achieve similar objectives in the most cost-efficient way.
Tamay Özgökmen – CARTHE/University of MiamiSummary of CARTHE Expeditions in the Gulf of Mexico – Methods and
Juan Carlos Herguera Garcia – CICESE/CiGOMOceanographic observational networks, baseline and hydrocarbon
degradation studies, and modeling efforts in the southern part of the Gulf of
Paul Schuler – Oil Spill Response, Ltd.Competing Perspectives on Oil Spill Response Science
Registration is free but required.
Hypoxia effects on fish and fisheries: kick-off meeting of decision support tool development
Monday, February 6 8:30AM - 1:00PM (Open to everyone); 1:00PM - 4:30PM (By invitation)
Location: Bolden 1
Organized by Kim de Mutsert (George Mason University), Matthew Campbell (NOAA NMFS) and Stephen Brandt (Oregon State University)
This will be the first of a series of three workshops aimed to facilitate coastal and fisheries management input on the development of decision support tools. These workshops are part of a project funded by NOAA’s National Center for Coastal Ocean Science under the NGOMEX hypoxia program that has the objectives to evaluate effects of reduced nutrient loading and hypoxic volume scenarios on fish and fisheries in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and to develop management tools. This workshop aims to bring together scientists, managers and other stakeholders to generate a list of desired outputs and outcomes of a coupled comparative modeling approach over the next four years. A main objective of this first workshop is to decide upon a set of nutrient reduction scenarios of Mississippi River water entering the Gulf of Mexico. The scenarios will be simulated by a physical-chemical ROMS model, linked to a 3D fish production potential model and an Ecospace model. With the creation and application of decision support tools as our final objective, we are interested in involving managers and other stakeholders right at the start of the process with this kick-off workshop.
Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS) – Informational Meeting, Year 2
Monday, February 6 1PM - 4:30PM
Location: Strand 13
Organized by BOEM
The GoMMAPPS study is a partnership program to improve information about protected species and provide a comprehensive assessment of marine mammal, marine turtle, and seabird abundance and spatial distribution in Gulf offshore waters. The program will conduct repeated, broad-scale surveys over multiple years and seasons using various methods, including aerial surveys, ship-based surveys, and tag telemetry work. GoMMAPPS will be moving from its first planning year in 2016 to the start of its field campaign during 2017-2019, as guided by a well-considered science framework required to collect this comprehensive dataset. Outreach and coordination are important aspects of GoMMAPPS, and we look forward to the continued conversation with stakeholders and potential partners during this meeting.
Physical methods of oil spill remediation: Research needs and lessons learned in remediating oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and Michigan
Monday, February 6 1PM - 4PM
Location: Bolden 5
Organized by Vlad Tarabara (Michigan State University) and Albert P. Gaude, III (Louisiana State University)
The focus of the workshop is on physical separation methods (booms, skimmers, hydrocyclone, voraxial separators) for oil spill remediation and on contrasting Gulf of Mexico and Kalamazoo River oil spill events. The meeting will consist of three consecutive sessions:
(~ 45 min) The workshop will start with a brief synopsis of each spill.
(~ 1 hour) Workshop participants will then discuss cleanup technologies employed in each of the two remediation efforts with an emphasis on what worked and what did not work and why. The discussion will provide an analysis of the role of physical separation methods (booms, skimmers, hydrocyclones, voraxial separators) and their relative value and importance with respect to other remediation methods (dispersant, sorbents, bioremediation, other).
(~ 1 hour) The participants will compare Michigan and Gulf of Mexico practices to identify important lessons that can be learned by the comparing and contrasting the two cases. The oil spills occurred within two months one from another yet the contexts varied significantly: the type of oil spilled, land vs open sea environment, freshwater vs seawater. The discussion will be concluded by formulating research needs to enable more effective remediation of oil spills by physical methods of separation.
Exploring the intersection between oil spill science and response
Monday, February 6 1PM - 5PM
Location: Bolden 6
Organized by Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team
Over the past six years there has been an unprecedented investment in oil spill science-related research. Often the results are shared with other researchers at science conferences and through peer-reviewed published literature. However, other audiences that can benefit from this information do not traditionally attend science conferences or access peer reviewed journals on a regular basis. This workshop is designed to create an environment where local scientists working on oil spill research and local emergency responders are able to clearly communicate their needs and form partnerships with one another. Scientists will share peer reviewed research results that can be applied to response and responders will share response priorities.
Scientists, natural resource managers, and emergency responders will come together to discuss oil spill science and challenges between researcher and responder collaborations. Participants will also identify data gaps, potential partnerships, and future networking opportunities. There will be a facilitated discussion to determine lingering oil spill questions, identify future research priorities, and encourage communication and partnerships between researchers and target audiences.
Goals and objectives of this workshop include:
This workshop will foster a combined oil spill science and response network. Registration is free and requested. Please visit the workshop webpage for more information and to register
Gulf of Mexico Tools Café
Tuesday, February 7 6PM - 8PM
Elite Hall (1st Floor)
Organized by The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and The National Academies of Science Gulf Research Program
A large number of tools and platforms have been developed to support scientific efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. This workshop will allow tool developers time to give hands on demonstration of tools and allow for collaborative discussions among developers. This workshop will provide a highly interactive environment where participants learn how to use and apply available tools. These tools will include web and paper based applications that focus on conference themes and objectives. This workshop is offered in conjunction with the moderated session “Decision Support and Integration Tools for Response and Restoration”. Interested presenters that would like to showcase/demo a tool or application will need to complete a submission form to register for this workshop. Presenters of accepted tools will be required to register and pay the conference registration fee.
Click here for more information and submission instructions.
Workshops will be held in Bolden 4 during breaks to allow attendees to participate in scientific sessions. Workshops will be approximately 25 minutes long.
Dataset Management Planning via the GRIIDC Dataset Information Form (DIF) Tuesday, February 7 3:30PM
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) Dataset Information Form (DIF) is a dataset management planning tool required for all datasets that will be submitted to the GRIIDC system. The DIF is a tool that helps researchers plan and determine how they will organize data for submission to GRIIDC. The details provided in the DIF assist GRIIDC in designing the system, determining storage capacity, and preparing to distribute data. This workshop will provide information about how to use the GRIIDC Dataset Information Form (DIF) to identify a dataset in the GRIIDC system.
Organizing Your Data – Best Practices and GRIIDC Submissions
February 8, 10:30 amThursday,
February 9, 8:15 am
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) is a leading resource for researchers to manage and share data about the Gulf of Mexico. Proper data management during the course of a project can facilitate data sharing through GRIIDC or a national data archive. If data is not properly managed, it may be lost or improperly documented, preventing the researcher from sharing and getting credit for work completed. This workshop will provide information about data management best practices.
Submitting your Data to GRIIDCWednesday,
February 8, 3:30 pm Thursday,
February 9, 10:30 am
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) operates a data management system that stores datasets and related information collected and generated by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) funded researchers. Datasets are submitted to the GRIIDC data management system directly or registered with GRIIDC by providing a link to the dataset if housed at a national data archive. This workshop will demonstrate how to submit and register data through the GRIIDC website to submit or register data to GRIIDC.
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