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NSU Receives Additional Grant for Projects Related to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – When it occurred on April 20, 2010, scientists and marine biologists knew almost immediately it was one of the worst environmental incidents in human history. Almost as soon as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was capped, researchers set about studying the immediate…


Five-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Brings More Questions Than Answers

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – We all remember the dramatic underwater images from five years ago. An oil well head had blown off, and millions of barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. And we remember seeing photos and video of the many animals – seabirds, fish, sea…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers to Study Effects of Oil and Dispersants on Coral

A team of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center researchers are preparing their latest research project, sponsored by Clean Caribbean & Americas (CCA.) This new endeavor is a multi-year laboratory research project that will study the effects of oil and dispersed oil on coral. This project will be conducted at…


NSU’s Oceanographic Center to Host Forum on Oil Spills and the Use of Dispersants

                                                                                                                             FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Oceanographic Center will be hosting a technical forum on the role of dispersants in oil spill response. This forum will bring together officials and experts from such diverse areas as Australia, Europe, South America, Alaska and the Gulf States – all…


Professor and Graduate Students From Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center Participate in Oil Transport Study in the Gulf of Mexico

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– January 10, 2014 – Researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center (OC) recently participated in a three-week field campaign in the Gulf of Mexico that centered on the fate of oil that is released into the environment. As a part of this study, NSU researchers also took…


Long-term Response Plan for Cuban Oil Spill

NSU and FIU researchers collaborate on long-term sustainability study to prepare for an oil spill that could catastrophically impact Florida


Next Climate-Series Talk: What Marine Sponges Reveal About Oil Spills

Jose Lopez, Ph.D., associate professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and NSU’s Oceanographic Center, has been examining the marine sponge as an important model organism for diverse marine studies. As part of the college’s Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Math, Science, and Technology, Lopez…


NSU receives $1.6 million grant to train oil rig workers to prepare for spills

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) recently received a $1.6 million federal grant to help train oil industry workers and others in related industries to better prepare for and respond to oil spills and hazardous materials events.


Oceanographic Center Scientists Accompany Greenpeace Expedition to Investigate Effects of Oil Spill

  NSU Oceanographic (OC) professor Charles Messing, Ph.D., and associate professor Joe Lopez, Ph.D., accompanied the Greenpeace vessel, Arctic Sunrise, a former Dutch icebreaker, from Aug. 16 – 19 as it began a three-month research cruise into the Gulf of Mexico to study the effects of the BP oil spill….


NSU scientists receive BP money to research oil spill’s impact

NSU is using part of a $10 million block grant from BP to conduct research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on the marine ecosystem. NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC) is one of several educational institutions in Florida selected to work on 27 research projects that are investigating the oil’s…


NSU scientists receive BP money to research oil spill’s impact

Nova Southeastern University is using part of a $10 million block grant from BP to conduct research on the Gulf oil spill’s impact on the marine ecosystem.


Experts Discuss Impact of Oil Spill at NSU

More than 130 people packed the Knight Auditorium on June 16 to hear NSU scientists and oil industry executives discuss the economic and environmental impacts of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which has become the largest oil spill in U.S. History. This environmental catastrophe is polluting…


NSU to Host Panel Discussion on BP Oil Spill, June 16

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has become the largest oil spill in U.S. History. This environmental catastrophe is polluting the Gulf Coast, killing wildlife, and ruining the commercial fishing and tourism industries in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states. As the oil spill continues, many are…