As we enter the fourth year of research following the Deepwater Horizon incident and associated investments focused on the Gulf of Mexico, the science community is now well positioned to deliver integrated findings both within the scientific community and to stakeholder groups. This is why the Executive Committee has chosen “Collaboration, Integration and Synthesis” as the overarching goals for the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference. To accomplish these goals, the Conference will facilitate interdisciplinary discussion and promote outcomes that require integration and synthesis across fields and themes.
Participants of this conference will share new scientific results among the disciplines and develop recommendations or action plans for collaborative integration and synthesis or legacy products from post-spill investment in science. This will be done through sessions that must integrate several disciplines under the umbrella of the session. Sessions will take place January 26th, 27th & 28th, and January 29th will be reserved for presentation and discussion of session outcomes, as well as keynote and other presentations.