2015 Expedition

NAUTILUS LIVE 2015 | GISR in 60 Seconds

GISR: Natural Gas Seeps in Gulf of Mexico

Apr 9, 2015 to Apr 21, 2015

What impact do natural hydrocarbon seeps have on the ocean and atmosphere? This is one of the key questions we’ll be investigating on this leg of the expedition. This expedition is part of the Gulf Integrated Spill Response (GISR) Consortium, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The vision of the GISR Consortium is to understand and predict the fundamental behavior of petroleum fluids in the ocean environment. This capability is critical to inform decisions during response to oil spills and for development of mitigation plans, ultimately yielding significant environmental and financial savings. The mission of the currently funded activities is to develop a multi-scale modeling system validated by field and laboratory experiments to track the pathways of transforming hydrocarbons released from deep oil seeps in the oceans. Scientists will acoustically and visually map the bubble/droplet plume through the water column at several different times (about once or twice per day) while on-site.

Meet the Team

Photo of Sulaiman Al'Sibani
Navigator
Photo of Danielle Altebrando
Video Intern
Photo of Steve Auscavitch
Science/Data, Data Manager
Photo of Alexandra Avila
Science Intern
Photo of John Bailey
Science/Data
Photo of Benjamin Beaumont
Science Intern, Science/Data
Photo of Timothy Brogdon
Navigator
Photo of Eric Chan
Science/Data
Photo of Megan Cook
Communications
Photo of Maximilian Cremer
Argus Pilot
Photo of Andrew Dancer
Science/Data
Photo of Mike Filimon
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Amy Fleischer
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Matt Jewell
Hercules Pilot
Photo of John Kessler
Science/Data
Photo of Jordan Kirby
Navigator
Photo of Andone Lavery
Science/Data
Photo of Mihai Leonte
Science/Data
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Mary Nichols
Video Engineer
Photo of Chris Nygren
Science/Data
Photo of Dennis (DJ) Pevey
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Susan Poulton
Communications/Media
Photo of Nicole Raineault
Expedition Leader
Photo of Allan Santos
Video Engineer
Photo of Buzz Scott
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Will Sellers
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Scott Socolofsky
Lead Scientist, Science/Data
Photo of Binbin Wang
Science/Data
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Jonathan Zand
Hercules Pilot

Highlights

Video: GISR Overview in 60 Seconds
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GISR Overview in 60 Seconds
April 9, 2015
Video: Studying Methane Seeps: Sleeping Dragon Revisited
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Studying Methane Seeps: Sleeping Dragon Revisited
April 14, 2015
Video: Rare Sperm Whale Encounter with ROV
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Rare Sperm Whale Encounter with ROV
April 15, 2015
Album: Exploring Methane Seeps
 
Exploring Methane Seeps
17 photos
April 15, 2015
Album: Photos: Sperm Whale Visits ROV Hercules
 
Photos: Sperm Whale Visits ROV Hercules
12 photos
April 15, 2015
Video: Survey of Deepwater Horizon Site (No Audio)
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Survey of Deepwater Horizon Site (No Audio)
April 21, 2015
Video: Explosive Methane Burst and Bubble Streams
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Explosive Methane Burst and Bubble Streams
April 25, 2015
Video: Squid Changes Color
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Squid Changes Color
April 25, 2015
Video: Creatures of the GISR Dive
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Creatures of the GISR Dive
April 26, 2015