Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Project Team

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (GOMOS) website was developed in response to the calls for assistance by state regulatory agencies a few days after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on April 20, 2010, and the economic inquiries coming from the public and the media.

The GOMOS website was developed starting on April 30, 2010, to provide long-term baseline economic information on selected economic sectors and communities in Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico region.

Post-GOMOS economic information about the selected economic sectors and communities are posted at the GOMOS website as updated information becomes available.

The GOMOS website was developed by Dr. Benedict Posadas with assistance from the following research associates:

  1. Amanda Seymour
  2. Randy Coker
  3. Corey Wheeler

Additional assistance was provided by the following student workers:

  1. Kit Posadas
  2. Cassie Jones
  3. Katy Buchanan
  4. Heather Dikes

The GOMOS website is based upon work partially supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture under Award No. 2010-41210-21185. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the GOMOS website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Additional funding was provided by:

  1. Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Extension Program
  2. Mississippi State University Extension Service
  3. U.S. Economic Development Administration
  4. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality