About Us

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Our Background

Our mission is to ensure a data and information legacy that promotes continual scientific discovery and public awareness of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

Program Overview

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GRIIDC is a team of researchers, data specialists, and computer system developers who are supporting the development of a data management system to store scientific data generated by Gulf of Mexico researchers.

Program Overview

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Our History

Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP committed $500 million over a 10-year period to fund an independent research program designed to study the impact on the environment and public health in the Gulf of Mexico. The program, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), administered by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA), aimed to improve society’s ability to understand and mitigate the impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and stressors on the marine environment. The master research agreement between BP and GOMA included provisions that all data collected or generated through the agreement must be made available to the public. GRIIDC was established to store and distribute data produced by GoMRI researchers. Although GRIIDC now stores data from multiple programs, a subsite of GoMRI data was developed to showcase the 10-year program's data legacy.

GoMRI Program
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You’ll interact with talented professionals, who can help you organize, submit, and share your data.

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James Gibeaut, Ph.D.


Endowed Chair for Geospatial Sciences

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Rosalie Rossi, M.S.

Program Manager

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Michael van den Eijnden

Software Developer

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Michael Williamson

Software Developer

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Our Services

GRIIDC offers a comprehensive suite of data management services including:

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Data Management Planning

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Data Management Training

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Data Storage

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Data Curation

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