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10 November 2023 Statement

CSIRO has been contacted by a US legal firm regarding research publications that include CSIRO authors relating to the Mississippi Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico, the location of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April to July of 2010.

This research included data on sea-floor seepage and changes in the dissolved hydrocarbon content of shallow waters during and shortly after the Deepwater Horizon incident.

CSIRO maintains high standards of research ethics and conduct consistent with the principles and responsibilities of the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct in Research, 2018.

Research undertaken by CSIRO is conducted independently and underpinned by rigorous standards including the peer review process.

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