Multiple-University Extension Program Addresses Postdisaster Oil Spill needs through private funding partnership Academic Article uri icon


  • by Extension Journal, Inc. In response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was formed to answer oil spill-related scientific questions. However, peer-reviewed scientific discoveries were not reaching people whose livelihoods depended on a healthy Gulf of Mexico. GoMRI and the four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs partnered to develop a regional Extension program with a team of multidisciplinary specialists and a regional manager embedded within the Sea Grant programs. The team answered oil spill science questions from target audiences. The program leaders also identified the value of adding a regional Extension communicator to enhance their Extension products.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Extension

author list (cited authors)

  • Sempier, S. H., Swann, D., Graham, L., Hale, C., Maung-Douglass, E. S., Wilson, M., ... Main, M. B.

complete list of authors

  • Sempier, SH||Swann, DLD||Graham, L||Hale, C||Maung-Douglass, ES||Wilson, M||Bethel, M||Plotkin, PT||Main, MB

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM