Gulf of Mexico OCS Region Publications



CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO
Foraminiferal Communities of Bathyal Hydrocarbon Seeps, Northern Gulf of Mexico: A Taxonomic, Ecologic, and Geologic Study. OCS study MMS 2009-013.  Sen Gupta, B.K., M.K. Lobegeier, and L.E.Smith.  (2009)  373 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Full-Water Column Current Observations in the Central Gulf of Mexico, Final Report.  OCS Study MMS 2007-022.  J. Sheinbaum, A. Badan, J. Ochoa. J. Candela, D. Rivas and J. I. Gonzalez.  2007.  58 p. PDF  Technical
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Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)-Related Pipelines and Navigation Canals in the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico: Relative Impacts on Wetland Habitats and Effectiveness of Mitigation. OCS Study MMS 2009-048. James B. Johnston, Donald R. Cahoon and Megan K. La Peyre. (2009) 200 p. PDF Technical
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CHEMICAL PRODUCTS
Deepwater Program: Literature Review, Environmental Risks of Chemical Products Used in Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Oil and Gas Operations; Vol. I: Technical Report; Vol. II: Appendices. OCS Study MMS 2001-011 and 2001-012. Paul Boehm, David Turton, Amar Rval, Dan Candle, Deborah French, Nancy Rabalais, Robert Spies, and Jay Johnson. (2001) 325 and 370 p. PDF
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Management of the MMS-LSU Coastal Marine Institute: A Report of the First Six Years, 1992-1998; Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2001-062.Robert S. Carney, comp. (2001) PDF   Technical
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Study of Barite Solubility and the Release of Trace Components to the Marine Environment. OCS Study MMS 2007-061.  E. Crecelius, J. Trefry, J. McKinley, B.Lasorsa and R. Trocine. (2007) 175 p. PDF Technical Announcement  Technical Summary
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CHEMOSYNTHETIC COMMUNITIES
The Deep Sea Gulf of Mexico: An Overview and Guide. OCS Study MMS 2001-065. Benny J. Gallaway, John G. Cole, and Larry R. Martin. (2001) 28 p. and CD-ROM.   PDF Technical
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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Environmental and Socioeconomic Data Search and Literature Study; Volume I: Narrative (OCS Study MMS 2000-049)and Volume II: Annotated Bibliography (OCS Study MMS 2000-050). Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. (2000) 340 + xxii p. (Vol. I) and 287 p. (Vol. II). PDF
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Foraminiferal Communities of Bathyal Hydrocarbon Seeps, Northern Gulf of Mexico: A Taxonomic, Ecologic, and Geologic Study. OCS study MMS 2009-013.  Sen Gupta, B.K., M.K. Lobegeier, and L.E.Smith. (2009) 373 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Investigations of Chemosynthetic Communities on the Lower Continental Slope of the Gulf of Mexico, Interim Report 1.  OCS Study MMS 2008-009.  James Brooks, Charles Fisher, Harry Roberts, Bernie Bernard, Ian MacDonald, Robert Carney, Samantha Joye, Erik Cordes, Gary Wolff, and Elizabeth Goehring.  (2008)  332 p. PDF Technical
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Investigations of Chemosynthetic Communities on the Lower Continental Slope of the Gulf of Mexico, Interim Report 2. OCS Report MMS 2009-046.  J. M. Brooks, C. Fisher, H. Roberts, B. Bernard, I. MacDonald, R. Carney, S. Joye, E. Cordes, G. Wolff, and E. Goehring., U. S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2009). 360 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Investigations of Chemosynthetic Communities on the Lower Continental Slope of the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study BOEM 2014-650 (Volume 1: Final Report) and BOEM 2014-651 (Volume II: Appendices). Brooks, J. M., C. Fisher, H. Roberts, B. Bernard, I. McDonald, R. Carney, S. Joyce, E. Cordes, G. Wolff, E. Goehring. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 560 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Improved Geohazards and Bentic Habitat Evaluations:  Digital Acoustic Data with Ground Truth Calibrations (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2001-050.  Harry H. Roberts. (2001) 164 p. PDF Technical
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Management Applicability of Contemporary Deep-Sea Ecology and Reevaluation of Gulf of Mexico Studies (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2001-095. Robert S. Carney. (2001) 174 p. PDF Technical
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Stability and Change in Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities; Vol. I: Executive Summary; Vol. II: Technical Report. OCS Study MMS 2002-035 and 2002-036. Ian R. MacDonald, editor. (2002) 2 compact discs.  PDF
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CORALS
Current-Topography Interaction and Its Influence on Water Quality and Contaminant Transport over Shelf-Edge Banks. OCS Study BOEM 2014-771. William J. Teague, Hemantha W. Wijesekera, Ewa Jarosz. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 280 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Characterization of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Hard-Bottom Communities with Emphasis on Lophelia Coral. OCS Study MMS 2007-044.  CSA International, Inc. (2007)  169p + app. PDF Technical
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Corals on Oil and Gas Platforms Near the Flower Garden Banks: Population Characteristics, Recruitment, and Genetic Affinity. OCS Study BOEM 2013-216. Paul W. Sammarco. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 106 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Deepwater Coral Distribution and Abundance on Active Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms and Decommissioned Rigs-to-Reefs Platforms OCS Study BOEM 2013-217. Paul W. Sammarco. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 45 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement  Technical
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Determining the Geographical Distribution, and Genetic Affinities of Corals on Offshore Platforms, Northern Gulf of Mexico OCS Study BOEM 2014-011. Paul W. Sammarco. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 75 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement  Technical
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Effects of Depth, Location, and Habitat Type on Relative Abundance and Species Composition of Fishes Associated with Petroleum Platforms and Sonnier Bank in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Final Report (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2006-037. Charles A. Wilson, Mark W. Miller, Yvonne C. Allen, Kevin M. Boswell, and David L. Nieland, editors. (2006) 85 p. PDF Technical
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Executive Summary: 3rd International Deep-Sea Coral Symposium in Miami. OCS Study MMS 2008-024. Prof. Robert Y. George PH D. (2008) 34 p. PDF Technical
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Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard-Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks- "Lophelia II" Interim Report. OCS Study BOEM 2012-106. James Brooks, Charles Fisher, Erik Cordes, Lliana Baums, Bernie Bernard, Robert Church, Peter Etnoyer, Chris German, Elizabeth Goehring, Ian MacDonald, Harry Roberts, Tim Shank, Dan Warren, Susan Welsh, & TDI- Brooks International Inc. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (2012) 128 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
The Flower Garden Banks (Northwest Gulf of Mexico): Environmental Characteristics and Human Interaction. OCS Study MMS 98-0010. Kenneth J.P. Deslarzes, ed. (1998) 100 p. PDF    
Investigations of Chemosynthetic Communities on the Lower Continental Slope of the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study BOEM 2014-650 (Volume 1: Final Report) and BOEM 2014-651 (Volume II: Appendices). Brooks, J. M., C. Fisher, H. Roberts, B. Bernard, I. McDonald, R. Carney, S. Joyce, E. Cordes, G. Wolff, E. Goehring. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 560 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Long-Term Monitoring at East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 2011- 2012.  OCS Study BOEM 2015-027 and OCS Study BOEM 2015-028.  M.A. Johnston, M.F. Nuttall, R.J. Eckert, J.A. Embesi, N.C. Slowey, E.L. Hickerson, and G.P. Schmahl. 2015. Volume 1: Technical Report. 194 pp.  Volume 2: Appendixes 416 pp.  U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement  Technical Summary
Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks, 2004-2008. OCS Study 2010-052. Volume: I Technical Report. Beth Zimmer, Leslie Duncan, Richard B. Aronson, Kenneth J.P. Deslarzes, Donald R. Deis, Martha L. Robbart, William F. Precht, Les Kaufman, Burton Shank, Ernesto Weil, Jennifer field, David J. Evans, Leslie Whaylen. Volume II: Appendices. U.S. Department of the Interior, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. 2010, 310 p. PDF
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks, 2004-2005, Interim Report. Volume I: Technical Report and Volume II: Appendices. OCS Study MMS 2008-027 and MMS 2008-028. William Precht, Richard Aronson, Kenneth Deslarzes, Martha Robbart, David Evans, Beth Zimmer and Leslie Duncan. (2008) Volume I -123 p. Volume II -1,330 p. PDF
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks. OCS Study MMS 96-0046. Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. (1997) 95 p. PDF   Technical
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Long-Term Monitoring of the East and West Flower Garden Banks, 1996-1997. OCS Study MMS 99-0005. Quentin R. Dokken, Ian R. MacDonald, John W. Tunnell, Jr., Carl R. Beaver, Gregory S. Boland, and Derek K. Hagman. (1999) 101 p. PDF Technical
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 1998-1999. OCS Report MMS 2001-101. Quenton R. Dokken, Ian R. MacDonald, John W. Tunnell, Jr., Terry Wade, Carl R. Beaver, Susan A. Childs, Kim Withers, Thomas W. Bates. (2002) 119 p. PDF Technical
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 1998-2001, Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2003-031. Quentin R. Dokken et al. (2003) 89 p. PDF Technical
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 2009-2010. Volume 1: Technical Report. OCS Study BOEM 2013-214. 202 pp, and Volume 2: Appendices. OCS Study BOEM 2013-215. 372 pp. M. A. Johnston, M. F. Nuttall, R. J. Eckert, J. A. Embesi, N. C. Slowey, E. L. Hickerson, G. P. Schmahl. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA.Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF
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Lophelia Reef Megafaunal Community Structure, Biotopes, Genetics, Microbial Ecology, and Geology (2004-2006). OCS Study MMS 2008-015. K. J. Sulak, M. T. Randall, K. E. Luke, A. D. Norem and J. M. Miler., U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Minerals Management Service (MMS). PDF Technical
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower GardenBanks National Marine Sanctuary, 2002-2003, Final Report. OCS Report MMS 2006-035. William F. Precht, Richard B. Aronson, Kenneth J. P. Deslarzes, Martha L. Robbart, Thaddeus J. T. Murdoch, Adam Gelber, David J. Evans, Bob Gearheart, Beth Zimmer. (2006) 182 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Post-Hurricane Assessment at the East Flower Garden Bank Long-Term Monitoring Site: November 2005. OCS Study MMS 2008-019. William Precht, Richard Aronson, Kenneth Deslarzes, Martha Robbart, Beth Zimmer, and Leslie Duncan. (2008) 39 p. + appendices. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Seafloor Characteristics and Distribution Patterns of Lophelia pertusaand Other Sessile Megafauna at Two Upper-Slope Sitesin the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study MMS 2007-035. William W. Schroeder. (2007)  49 p.  PDF Technical Announcement  Technical Summary
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CURRENT
Hamilton, P., A. Bower, H. Furey, R. R. Leben, P. Perez-Brunius. 2016. Deep Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico: A Lagrangian Study. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study BOEM 2016-081. 289 pp.  PDF  Technical
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Current-Topography Interaction and Its Influence on Water Quality and Contaminant Transport over Shelf-Edge Banks. OCS Study BOEM 2014-771. William J. Teague, Hemantha W. Wijesekera, Ewa Jarosz. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 280 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Forcing Functions Governing Salt Transports Processes in Coastal Navigation Canals and Connectivity to Surrounding Wetland Landscapes in South Louisiana Using Houma Navigation Canal as a Surrogate. OCS Study BOEM 2014-607. Gregg A. Snedden. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 84 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Analysis of Ocean Current Data from Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Platforms. OCS Study BOEM 2014 -040. Chunyan Li and Lawrence J. Rouse, Jr. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 141 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Full-Water Column Current Observations in the Central Gulf of Mexico, Final Report.  OCS Study MMS 2007-022.  J. Sheinbaum, A. Badan, J. Ochoa. J. Candela, D. Rivas and J. I. Gonzalez.  2007.  58 p. PDF Technical
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Full-Water Column Current Observations in the Western Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study 2010-044. J. Sheinbaum, J. Ochoa, J. Candela, A. Badan. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. 2010, 108 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Literature Synthesis for the North and Central Atlantic Ocean. OCS Study  2011-012. Bruce Kaplan. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. 2011, 447 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Low-Frequency Variability of Currents in the Deepwater Eastern Gulf of Mexico.  OCS Study MMS 2010-015.  K. L. Cole and S. F. Di Marco. U. S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.  2009. 136 p. PDF Technical Announcement   
Measurements in the Yucatan-Campeche Area in Support of the Loop Current Dynamics Study OCS Study BOEM 2014-669. G. Athie, J. Sheinbaum, A. Romero, J. Ochoa, J. Candela. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 159 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Modeling Waves and Currents Produced by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. OCS Study MMS 2009-060.  Lie-Yauw Oey and Dong-Ping Wang.  U. S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service.  (2009)  xviii + 135 p. PDF Technical
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Observation of the Deepwater Manifestation of the Loop Current and Loop Current Rings in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.  OCS Study MMS 2009-050.  S. E. Welsh, M. Inoue, L. J. Rouse, Jr., and E. Weeks.  U. S. Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2009) 110 p. PDF Technical
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Observations and Dynamics of the Loop Current.  OCS Study BOEM 2015-006.  P. Hamilton, K. Donohue, C. Hall, R. R. Leben, H. Quian, J. Sheinbaum, and D.R. Watts. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 417 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Quality Control and Analysis of Acoustic Doppler current Profiler Data Collected on Offshore Platforms of the Gulf of Mexico.  OCS Study MMS 2009-010.  L. C. Bender and S. F. DiMarco.  Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.  (2009) 63 p. PDF Technical
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Study of Deepwater Currents in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Volume I: Executive Summary and Volume II: Technical Report. OCS Study MMS 2008-030 and 2008-031. Kathleen Donohue, Peter Hamilton, Robert Leben, Randolph Watts and Evans Waddell. (2008) Volume I - 73pgs and Volume II - 375 p. PDF
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