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Immersion Simulation: Interdisciplinary Training for the Gulf of Mexico Workforce (ISIM) 

Implementing Organization

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$125,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program – Grants

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Other Workforce Development and Job Creation

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The project team will work to train oil and gas workers and health professionals to better understand, communicate, and work with each other in simulated emergency environments, enhancing their ability to respond to medical and environmental emergencies in the Gulf of Mexico. By addressing existing gaps in interdisciplinary training for these two groups, the project team intends to build a cohort of Gulf-based responders who are prepared to collaborate with one another during future disaster response scenarios. This training program may also be useful in other U.S. coastal areas where oil and gas production occurs.

Contact

 Joan Hendrix
None
jjenkins@maef.net
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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