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For many of us, blockchain is a bit of an enigma. It sounds promising, but exactly how, when and where does it bring value? In the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast series, we’ve set out to answer that question. Come along with us as we explore six real-life use cases in which enterprises have implemented blockchain technology and lived to tell about it. We’ll discuss concrete and measurable benefits they are seeing and possible expansion as they learn how to leverage the tools they have for bigge ...
 
GulfCast: The “Dispatches from the Gulf” Podcast ********************************* On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon disaster changed the lives of millions living near the Gulf of Mexico – as well as the scientists who responded to the crisis. These are some of their stories... intimate portraits of research – innovation – discovery. ********************************* ********************************* “Dispatches from the Gulf” is a multimedia initiative that investigates the environmen ...
 
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In the final episode of the 2020 ISG Blockchain Now podcast mini-series, hosts Alex Manders and Jason Stading recap the past five episodes, discussing together what it is that keeps them interested and motivated to continue sharing the real-world implications of blockchain technology with their listeners. Much has been written about the financial a…
 
In this podcast series, we’ve taken a look at use cases across a range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences and food production. It’s clear that blockchain technology has moved past the hype stage and is now part of a maturing market likely to have a transformative effect on business around the world. In this episode, host Alex Mander…
 
In this episode of the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast, Alex Manders and Jason Stading talk with Kim Harrington of Bayer about her experience setting up a blockchain center of excellence (CoE). Harrington has been involved in emerging technology and innovation programs for several years, including leading the blockchain CoE at Bayer. She describes how …
 
Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team talk this week with Kaylei Perry of Dole, the largest producer of fresh fruit and vegetables in the world. For the past 18 months, Perry, a supply chain systems specialist, has been responsible for implementing blockchain to improve transparency and traceability of food items from the …
 
Join Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team as they explore the application of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry. Their guest is John Bass, a principal voice in the development of the global blockchain healthcare market and founder and Chief Executive of Hashed Health, a leading platform for blockchain innova…
 
In this inaugural episode of the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast, Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team explore the application of blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical supply chain with guest Muffie Fulton, Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Solutions at Chronicled. Listen in as she describes how the MediLedger project s…
 
EP 4 - People-centric leadership (PCL) expert and trainer, Lisa Weis, PCL practitioner and president of Cogent Power, Ron Harper, deep dive into people-centric leadership - what it is, why it's important and how it provides enormous value to companies. Marc Kuzik, continuous improvement leader for Argus Machine, also talks about the impact of a rec…
 
EP 2 - AME Canada president, Richard Evans, event facilitator and continuous improvement/EH&S manager for the ESCO Corporation, Brad Robertson, and lean expert and author Michael Bremer talk about what's in store for practitioners at the upcoming May 2 AME Canada world-class plant tour at Tremco and the workshop, "How to do a Gemba walk" that follo…
 
Recent polls show that more people than ever before do not trust science or believe scientists. Scientists Sean Powers, John Hildebrand, Kait Frasier, Margaret Leinen, and Tamay Özgökmen share their thoughts on the role science plays in society and their obligation to provide objective information about the impact of humans and how the world works.…
 
Since 2010, hundreds of scientists have been researching the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Some are optimistic; some less so. But all agree that it is critical to continue to study and monitor the Gulf to understand the full impact in the decades to come. |||||||||||||||||||| NOTE: Science is continually evolving. To see the latest re…
 
Marine snow is made up of particles of tiny algae, plants, feces, and pieces of dead animals. These particles get colonized by organisms and become the food web that is transported to the deep ocean. Biological oceanographer Uta Passow’s research focuses on how oil affects marine snow and how marine snow affects oil. |||||||||||||||||||| NOTE: Scie…
 
Dr. Cynthia Smith (NMMF) is a marine mammal veterinarian. She and her team are responsible for the medical care and well-being of the US Navy’s dolphin population in San Diego. Dr. Smith is applying what she has learned about the Navy’s dolphins to the conservation of their wild counterparts — particularly in the Gulf of Mexico where their populati…
 
Bay Jimmy, Louisiana is one of many small bays in the Mississippi River Delta whose marshes were hit hard by Deepwater Horizon oil. Professor Sunshine Van Bael and her team at Tulane University collect samples from Bay Jimmy to determine how plants and bacteria work together to break down oil and clean up buried pockets in the marshes. ||||||||||||…
 
The seas have calmed and the LASER crew is able to drop the drifters – about a 1,000 in total. Their GPS chips will relay location data back to servers in Miami for the next three months. The data the team collects will go a long way towards improving computer models of ocean currents and hopefully mitigate effects of future oil spills. |||||||||||…
 
The Gulf of Mexico isn’t the stormiest place in the world, but 2016 was an El Nino year and several severe storms that created waves as high as 10 feet rocked the LASER crew. Each member reacted to the extreme conditions differently. Getting seasick together is quite a bonding experience. |||||||||||||||||||| NOTE: Science is continually evolving. …
 
When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred, it was difficult to know where the oil might end up. The LASER team’s goal was to study how the oil spreads out via ocean currents, so they could create predictive models for future spills. Thousand of drifters would be required to execute the experiment, but existing drifters were extremely expensive …
 
In January 2016, an international team of scientists assembled for a 31-day research mission to track ocean currents in the Gulf of Mexico and then process the data in the months afterwards. Nicknamed the LASER Cruise, the scope of the project was enormous. So how do you manage such an incredible undertaking with so many facets? You get someone lik…
 
Dr. Kelly Dorgan is a senior marine scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. She and her team are studying the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the animals – like clams and worms – that live in the sediments of Louisiana’s Chandeleur Islands. These “muck-dwellers” are crucial to the ecosystem. They regenerate nutrients that create heal…
 
Scott Rikard manages the hatchery at Auburn University’s Shellfish Laboratory, which produces millions of oysters every year. Scott and his team cultivate oysters for a variety of purposes — some for research and others for aquaculture farms and wild reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Their research examines the effects of freshwater releases on oyster p…
 
Dr. Kait Frasier (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) is a pioneer in bioacoustics. She’s part of a research team that is studying how Gulf dolphins and whales are faring since Deepwater Horizon by examining the sounds and calls they make. Using more than six years of underwater recordings, she tracks which species were present at the time of the …
 
Dr. Jon Moore and his team from Florida Atlantic University have been studying animals at six different depths in the Gulf of Mexico — all the way from the surface to about 1500 meters down. Their research has added nearly 70 new species to the list of fish in the Gulf, which can be exciting, but also tricky and tedious — like in the case of the fa…
 
Dr. Kristen Thyng is a research professor at Texas A&M University, where she’s put a background in physics and math to study transport modeling of oil in the Texas and Louisiana shelf. Dr. Thyng uses complex models based on thousands of field measurements to run what are called “drifters” through possible ocean current scenarios. Essentially, these…
 
Tony Amos, a research fellow at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, has a unique voice in the story of the Gulf’s health. For nearly 40 years, he has been walking the beaches of Mustang Island, Texas recording data about the species and human disruption that he sees. This work led Amos to start the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), an…
 
Graduate students Jana Herrmann and Carla Culpepper work in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory studying the diets of larval fish. They’re using zooplankton – tiny animals that float in the ocean and feed baby fish – to look for oil contamination in fish populations. |||||||||||||||||||| NOTE: Science is continua…
 
Dr. Piers Chapman (TAMU) has been studying oil spills for decades and has taken what may be considered a controversial viewpoint about oil spills in the wake of Deepwater Horizon. While he agrees that keeping oil off of beaches and out of marshes is an important part of spill response, he thinks that the best solution for oil in the open ocean is t…
 
Dr. Rafaelle Montuoro (Texas A&M University) uses super computers to run complex numerical models of oceanic and atmospheric systems — called coupled models — to see how they interact. Although it’s not quite rocket science it is just about as complicated. |||||||||||||||||||| NOTE: Science is continually evolving. To see the latest research update…
 
Dr. Noshir Pesika (Tulane University) and Dr. Claire Paris-Limouzy (University of Miami) are working to understand the effects of dispersants sprayed during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Dispersants are chemicals meant to help the cleanup effort by breaking oil apart into smaller droplets and keeping it from sticking to other surfaces. ||||||||||…
 
We often think of our planet as well studied and well understood. But even researchers at the cutting edge of the field, like Dr. Tracey Sutton (NSU), have to admit that we know very little about the deep ocean. Sutton and his team have been working for years to better understand the creatures that live in the depths. Below 200 meters things start …
 
Oceanographer Kendra Daly tells the riveting tale of barely surviving an emergency research cruise that responded to the Ixtoc blowout in 1979. Violent storms, toxic fumes, and oil fires plagued the trip. Dr. Daly swore she’d never return to the Gulf of Mexico and would certainly never respond to another spill. And then Deepwater Horizon happened, …
 
Dr. Ernst Peebles (University of South Florida) remembers his brother’s teeth turning black from working in a Louisiana oil refinery. Through this and other stories, Peebles illustrates his personal connection to the health of the Gulf of Mexico. Hear more of his accounts of growing up surrounded by petroleum production.This episode was recorded du…
 
Today’s insights are from Jim Verhulst, a journalist and editor at the Tampa Bay Times. Jim has spent his career helping readers make sense of current events, often through the lens of science. But when it came to conceptualizing the magnitude of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Jim himself needed some scientific help.This episode was recorded duri…
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Marquéz, which follows an unbreakable cycle of misfortune in a fictional town called Macondo. Macondo is also the name of the oil well where the Deepwater Horizon rig was drilling. Colombian-born oceanographer Dr. Isabel Romero relates the misfortunes in that novel to the d…
 
During an event with The Story Collider: Stories About Science, Dr. Steve Murawski (USF/C-IMAGE) gives a lively and harrowing account of his personal experiences during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. He also shares highlights from his 40-plus year career as a fisheries scientist.By Journey to Planet Earth
 
Go behind the scenes for the making of the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Dispatches From The Gulf.” Marilyn Weiner, executive producer, shares how the story took shape, the unexpected discoveries, the amazing collaborations between scientists, and the joy that surfaced from the work being done. Here’s a highlight from the intriguing interview wit…
 
Dr. Felicia Coleman, director of the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, is often asked if the Deepwater Horizon disaster is this the worst thing that’s ever happened in the Gulf of Mexico. She is clear that the oil spill just added problems to a long list of existing ones, pushing the Gulf towards an ecological tipping point. T…
 
Sandy Nguyen runs Coastal Communities (http://ccc-nola.org), a non-profit that was established to help the people of Southeast Louisiana who were immediately impacted by Deepwater Horizon – particularly commercial fishermen – start the psychological and economic recovery process. The majority of Sandy’s clients are Vietnamese, and she shares how th…
 
Renowned microbiologist, oceanographer, and Chair of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), Dr. Rita Colwell was met with pushback as a woman starting her career in science. She heard things like, “Oh, we don’t waste fellowships on women.” And “Add a man. It’ll give it credibility.” She fought back and quickly disproved the precept that th…
 
Joe Montoya is a professor of biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Growing up in a military family, he had the opportunity to travel and experience different ocean environments around the world. His resulting fascination led to a career in oceanography. Here, Dr. Montoya talks about being part of the scientific team that conducted the ea…
 
The original television series “Star Trek” and NASA’s “Race to the Moon” inspired Tamay Özgökmen to become a scientist. Today, he is a Professor of Oceanography at the University of Miami. Like Mr. Spock, Dr. Özgökmen prefers to use quantitative, scientific methods to interpret the natural environment. He shares his thoughts on the benefits of scie…
 
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Dr. Dean Grubbs and his team of oceanographers have conducted a series of intense 24/7 research cruises in order to generate the biggest survey of deepwater sharks ever done in the Gulf of Mexico. The deep-sea species of the Gulf have shown signs of recovery, but there are still issues. And every cruise reveal…
 
“It was frightening. We just really had no idea what to expect. There was a high degree of fear and anticipation of the worst. And unfortunately our worst dreams came true. We smell fumes from oil; is it safe to stay here and breathe? Can we get in the water? Can we walk on the beach? Can we eat the seafood?” — Robert CraftThe mayor of the coastal …
 
Until recently, if you ate an oyster it most likely came from the Gulf of Mexico, which supplied more than 70% of all oysters harvested in the United States. But the Deepwater Horizon oil spill changed all that. The historically recession- and hurricane-proof oyster industry is harvesting and processing less than 25% of what it was before April 20,…
 
Professor Nancy Rabalais (LUMCON) and her team are studying the recovery of blue crab populations after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The Louisiana wetlands are under constant attack from sea level rise to perpetual, residual oil in the marshes from the oil and gas industry. |||||||||||||||||||| NOTE: Science is continually evolving. To see the …
 
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