Navigation Links
Spill Central at University of Miami
Date:4/30/2010

MIAMI - As Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in parts of the Panhandle today, scientists at the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) at the University of Miami continue to actively collaborate with several international satellite data providers to acquire critical environmental imagery for the Gulf of Mexico. The Deepwater Horizon oil platform caught fire after an explosion on April 20 at approximately 22:00 EDT, resulting in a the release of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel and oil into the Gulf. On April 22, the oil platform sank and oil has continued to leak into the environment.

Scientists at CSTARS immediately began processing and analyzing valuable images to identify the extent of the spill and to support recovery efforts. Images collected at the state-of-the-art facility located in South Dade County, Florida are being displayed and updated daily at www.cstars.rsmas.miami.edu.

"Like in the recent Haiti disaster, we are collecting sophisticated satellite images from several global providers that we can provide to government entities that are directly involved in disaster relief efforts," said Dr. Hans Graber, executive director of CSTARS, and chair and professor of Applied Marine Physics at the University of Miami. "We are fortunate to have a strong infrastructure whereby we can help organizations like NOAA, FEMA, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. Southern Command and others who are involved in these massive emergency response efforts."


'/>"/>

Contact: Barbra Gonzalez
barbgo@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Prolonged respiratory problems for oil spill clean-up volunteers
2. First wind turbines on Galapagos Islands will halve diesel imports, reduce risk of future oil spills
3. Cleaning up oil spills can kill more fish than spills themselves, say Queens biologists
4. Arctic governments and industry still unprepared for oil spills 20 years after Exxon Valdez
5. The Prestige oil spill caused changes in the cell structure of mussels
6. Microbes in mud flats clean up oil spill chemicals
7. Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico nears the coast
8. Freshwater supplies threatened in central Pacific
9. Central targets may hinder wider waste management objectives
10. Obesity and the central nervous system -- the state of the art
11. BioMed Central launches Biology Image Library
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Spill Central at University of Miami
(Date:4/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Research and ... Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to their offering.  , ... , ,The global gait biometrics market is expected ... the period 2016-2020. Gait analysis generates ... be used to compute factors that are not ...
(Date:4/13/2016)... physicians supporting Medicaid patients in Central Florida ... telehealth thanks to a new partnership with higi.   ... can routinely track key health measurements, such as blood ... they opt in, share them with IMPOWER clinicians through ... location at no cost. By leveraging this data, IMPOWER ...
(Date:3/31/2016)...  Genomics firm Nabsys has completed a financial  restructuring ... , M.D., who returned to the company in October ... team, including Chief Technology Officer, John Oliver , ... and Vice President of Software and Informatics, Michael ... Dr. Bready served as CEO of Nabsys from 2005-2014 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... TOKYO , June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on ... to take place between the two entities said Poloz. ... in Ottawa , he pointed to the ... and the federal government. ... Poloz said, "Both institutions have common economic goals, why not ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Wausau, WI (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 ... ... probiotic supplements, is pleased to announce the launch of their brand, UP4™ Probiotics, ... supplements for over 35 years, is proud to add Target to its list ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Charm ... Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research Institute approval 061601. , “This is ... last year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President of Regulatory and Industrial Affairs. “The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software ... State Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. , ... Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a ...
Breaking Biology Technology: