2017 GOM-SCHEMA Excellence in Partnering Award Ceremony
The NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award was presented to 33 collaborators of the Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Corrosion, Hydrocarbon Exposure, Microbiology, and Archaeology Project (GOM-SCHEMA) at the 2018 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Sciences Conference (GoMOSES) on February 8, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.
The award ceremony was hosted by Walter Johnson, Chief of the Branch of Physical and Chemical Sciences at BOEM and a member of the NOPP Committee. During the ceremony, members of the GOM-SCHEMA team were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the GOM-SCHEMA project and the NOPP effort.
Not all Excellence in Partnering Award recipients were able to receive their awards in person. Below is a full list of award recipients.
Dr. Leila J. Hamdan, University of Southern Mississippi
Melanie Damour, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Robert Church, Oceaneering, Inc.
Dr. Lisa Fitzgerald, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Christopher Horrell, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Sheli Smith, PAST Foundation
Daniel Warren, P&C Scientific
Dr. Dennis Aig, Montana State University
Nicholas Allen, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Tad Berkey, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Dr. Thomas Boyd, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Roy Cullimore, Droycon Bioconcepts
Dr. Preston Fulmer, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Yoko Furukawa, Office of Naval Research
Dr. Danya Haridas, Naval Research Laboratory
Lori Johnson, Droycon Bioconcepts
Dr. Brian Jordan, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Dr. Samantha Joye, University of Georgia
Dr. Jason Lee, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Brenda Little, Naval Research Laboratory
Toshinobu Mikagawa, Oceaneering
Dr. James D. Moore, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Roshan Patel, Montana State University
Ricky Ray, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Allen Reed, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Jennifer L. Salerno, George Mason University
Jamie Sherwood, Oceaneering
Melissa Brock, University of Southern Mississippi
Sarah Brown, George Mason University
Christine Figan, George Mason University
Rachel Haley, George Mason University
Zeima Kassahun, George Mason University
Rachel Mugge, University of Southern Mississippi
Congratulations to all award winners and thank you for your ongoing commitment to advancing the field of ocean sciences.