Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 13, 2013
Design competition solicits ideas for Louisiana’s waterways
By Diane Mack and BobMarshall, WWNO (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 13, 2013.
“An international design competition is offering $400,000 for ideas about how to improve Louisiana’s waterways. The Changing Course” design contest is reviewing proposals from around the world to rebuild the sinking basins south of New Orleans, while at the same time maintaining enough water for navigation and commerce…” (read more)
Ex-BP engineer on trial in oil spill case unlikely to testify
By Associated Press. Dec. 12, 2013.
“A former BP drilling engineer isn’t expected to testify at his trial on charges he deleted text messages about the company’s response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)
Have there ever been attempts to oxygenate ocean waters considered dead zones?
By Ryan Carlyle, Forbes. Dec. 12, 2013.
“It’s been proposed, and I believe a test pilot is under way. The Swedish government is funding research into dead zone oxygenation for the Baltic Sea. Can oxygen pump breathe life into ocean ‘dead zone?’…” (read more)
BOEM, Louisiana Coastal Marine Institute launch GCOOS
By Dredging Today. Dec. 13, 2013.
“The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), in partnership with the Coastal Marine Institute at Louisiana State University, has launched an economic study of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS)…” (read more)