The 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference will be held February 6-9, 2017, at Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113, USA, 504 561 1234.
A conference notice explains:
“The 2017 conference theme, ‘Ecosystem Approaches to Gulf Response and Restoration,’ encourages researchers to consider the application of their results to practical use. Looking across a broad range of disciplines, what have we learned about oil spills and their impacts that can reduce uncertainty, mitigate ecological, social and health impacts of a future spill, advance response strategies, and improve how we approach restoration? Using scientific research will be critical to informing planning, preparedness, response and recovery for future events, and connecting this to decision makers in the response and restoration communities will be key.
The 2017 conference invites sessions focused on the following objectives:
- Restoration and recovery
- Oil spill response and management strategies
- Human dimensions
- Ecological impacts
- Long-term fate and impacts
- Breakdown and transport
- Data management
- Outreach and science communications”