Thu., January 6, 2011 11:26am (EST)

UGA Plans Oil Spill Conference
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATHENS, Ga  —  
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig on the Gulf of Mexico exploded in April of 2010, leaking thousands of barrels of oil into the gulf. The symposium will discuss the impact of the spill. (Photo courtesy SkyTruth via Flickr.)
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig on the Gulf of Mexico exploded in April of 2010, leaking thousands of barrels of oil into the gulf. The symposium will discuss the impact of the spill. (Photo courtesy SkyTruth via Flickr.)
Scientists, government officials, community leaders and journalists will gather at the University of Georgia this month for a symposium that will examine communication during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The "Building Bridges in Crisis" symposium will begin Jan. 25 and will continue to Jan. 27.

Events will include a roundtable discussion aiming to improve information flow among stakeholders, a scientific overview of the impact of the spill and lessons from the media on how they covered the oil spill.