Workshop on the Physical Oceanography Slope and Rise of the Gulf of Mexico




McKay, Melanie, Judity Nides, Larry Atkinson, Alexis Lugo-Fernandez and Debra Vigil

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U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region


The publication is a collection of papers and presentations of the Workshop on the Physical Oceanography Slope and Rise in the Gulf of Mexico during September 2000. ....The purpose of this workshop is to assess the state of our knowledge and to make recommendations for research that can improve our knowledge in areas of importance to the management of the oil and gas activities in the GOM. This process is very important because the recommendations coming from this group may result in new research directions for the MMS. Also, the future of safe, efficient oil and gas production in the Gulf depends on good scientifically-based understanding of the Gulf. The assessments and recommendations you make here will assure that. The presentations at this workshop set the stage and bring us up to date on the latest scientific findings. We will also gain a perspective on the issue from the MMS, the oil industry, and from the Deepwater Subcommittee of the MMS Science Advisory Committee.


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ocean currents, oceanography, congresses