The primary goal is to integrate ongoing studies and develop new ideas and collaborations to promote a comprehensive view of the factors controlling the formation and deposition of oil-associated marine snow and it saccumulation as flocculants on the seafloor, in the context of oil and gas release and dispersant application in the marine environment.
What is spatial and temporal variation of processes
Manifestation in sedimentary record
Effects (biological and chemical) of processes and manifestation (and impacts) on ecosystem assessment
Define research questions for each process in framework
Identify what is needed for research strategy (i.e., what is and is not being addressed, define gaps and how to address these gaps)