New gene-based ocean model suggests, for microbes, it’s not who you are but what you do
Source: UMCES, December 1, 2017
The new model, published in Science, simulates the impact of microbial activities on the chemistry in the North Atlantic and suggests that the evolution of a metabolic function rather than the evolution of an individual species shapes the ocean as we know it. It is the first model that actually predicts genes and transcription throughout the ocean.
Collaborating with FSU to study oil spill outcomes
Source: Marine & Maritime Gazette, November 2017
HR Wallingford is one of a team of six research institutions led by Florida State University (FSU) that have been awarded a $2.8 million grant to expand our understanding of how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected the ecology of the Gulf of Mexico.
Research team studies effects of Deepwater Horizon in Gulf of Mexico
Source: Offshore Shipping Online, October 16, 2017
Consisting of experts in physical oceanography, ecology, biology, chemistry and marine sediments, the CSOMIO Consortium will investigate how microbes influence the biodegradation and accumulation of petroleum in the water column and marine sediments of the deep ocean and shelf.
FSU researchers receive $2.8M to study fate of BP Oil spill
Source: FSU News, September 28, 2017
A team of research institutions led by Florida State University has been awarded a $2.8 million grant to expand our understanding of how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected the ecology of the Gulf of Mexico.
GoMRI Announces RFP-VI Awardees
Source: GoMRI Newsletter, Summer 2017
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and the GoMRI Research Board announced the awardees from the RFP-VI proposal process. RFP-VI called for proposals from both consortia and individual investigators, focused on the five GoMRI research themes, as well as “data integration, scientific synthesis across themes and consortia, and/or overarching scientific and technological products exploiting the GoMRI scientific legacy.” Research through RFP-VI will be funded for GoMRI Years 9 and 10 (2018-2019). Thirty-one projects were selected for funding, including twenty-three individual investigators and eight research consortia, totalling $50 million over the next two years.