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GULF COAST OIL SPILL LINKS
NOAA Deepwater Horizon Library
As the nation’s experts on oceanic and atmospheric science and the lead science agency for oil spills, NOAA was on-scene at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill since the earliest moments of the crisis. Our satellites in space, planes in the air, ships and buoys on the water, gliders under the sea, and scientists on the ground provided mission-critical information to guide the emergency response and now the long-term restoration of the Gulf Coast. Much of that information is now centralized on this website. (1-4-11)
NOAA has launched a new website about the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). With modern design and updated functionality, the site includes several new fact sheets, a calendar of events, frequently asked questions, a public e-mail list sign up and a video overview of NRDA.
BP and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announce Implementation of BP’s $500 Million Independent Research Initiative
The objectives of the research will be to address the following five themes:
• The physical distribution and ultimate fate of contaminants associated with the Deepwater Horizon incident.
• The chemical evolution and biological degradation of the contaminants.
• The environmental effects of the contaminants on Gulf of Mexico ecosystems, and the science of ecosystem recovery.
• Technology developments for improved detection, characterization, mitigation, and remediation of offshore oil spills.
• Integration of the previous four themes in the context of human health.
For more information click here. (11-10)
The Online Clearinghouse for Education And Networking - Oil Interdisciplinary Learning (OCEAN-OIL) is a free, peer-reviewed collection of scientific information and educational resources about the Deepwater Horizon disaster and its broader energy and environmental issues. Information in OCEAN-OIL is organized in the broad topic areas shown in the topic navigator to the left. OCEAN-OIL is a collaborative, community-driven effort by scientists, teachers, and concerned citizens.
OCEAN-OIL is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education. Other partners responsible for this resource are The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Boston University and Louisiana State University
NOAA Science Missions and Data - BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
“As the lead science agency for oil spill response, and as stewards of our oceans and coasts, NOAA is extremely concerned about the health of the Gulf of Mexico and the well-being of the millions of people who depend on these waters for their livelihoods and pleasure. The most important thing NOAA can do is bring the absolute best science to inform the ongoing response and recovery efforts.” -Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator
LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, Preserving Oil Spill Information - Complete list of BP funded projects at http://www.research.lsu.edu/Oil%20Spill.shtml.
LSU engineer explains the second attempt at a Top Kill in this video on ABC News.
LSU Relief Well Demo by students in the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering. Click on video to view.
Held at Louisiana State University
June 23, 2010
(Click on the title to view the summary.)
Comprehensive list of LSU resources -units and experts working on the current BP Deep Horizon Oil Spill. The LSU portal can be accessed at: http://www.lsu.edu/pa/mediacenter/tipsheets/oilspill.shtml.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Research and Monitoring Activities Database - Gulf of Mexico oil spill related research, monitoring, or restoration activities. The database form is very short and will take less than five minutes to complete per activity. Sharing this information will assist the Gulf of Mexico research community and others identify the work that is being completed and gaps that need to be filled.
The four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs have established a portal on their collaborative regional Web site to present the latest information about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The portal links to updates on the spill, information on seafood safety, volunteer cleanup opportunities and more. The portal can be accessed at http://gulfseagrant.tamu.edu/oilspill/index.htm.
The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) provides timely information about the environment of the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries for use by decision-makers, including researchers, government managers, industry, the military, educators, emergency responders, and the general public.
Gulf Oil Spill Scientific Symposium - Click on the title to view presentations and videos presented at the symposium that covers the Deep Horizon Oil Spill and clean up efforts. the symposium was held at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the LSU campus on June 2-3, 2010. Info at http://www.oceanleadership.org/ocean-policy-legislation/gulf-oil-spill-scientific-symposium/
SC&E professor and wetland ecologist, Dr. Irving Mendelssohn, answers questions about possible oil spill effects on wetlands, mechanisms of damage to plants, and pros and cons of clean-up procedures. Dr. Mendelssohn has studied coastal habitats along the Louisiana coast for over 30 years and has published more than 100 scientific articles on wetlands, 25 on oil spill impacts. Click on the title above to view the video.
MMS- Gulf of Mexico Region, Environmental Studies Program, Publications
WBRZ, Channel 2 Oil Spill Tracker, Baton Rouge, LA
EPA Response to BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico-Dispersants
The Encyclopedia of Earth: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Mission Without a Map-- The Politics and Policies of Restoration Following
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: 1989-2002
NCSE's 11th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment: Our Changing Oceans takes place January 19-21, 2011 in Washington, DC and will include a special one-day symposium on this catastrophe in lieu of the traditional pre-conference workshops on January 19. Session proposals for breakout sessions and symposia are due June 18. Click here for more info.
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) - About the Geographic Platform:
The partner agencies of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) are developing a Geospatial Platform to more effectively provide place-based products and services to the American public. The Geospatial Platform will be a managed portfolio of common geospatial data, services, and applications contributed and administered by authoritative sources and hosted on a shared infrastructure, for use by government agencies and partners to meet their mission needs and the broader needs of the Nation.
America's Gulf Coast: A Long Term Recovery Plan After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
America's Wetland Foundation- Secure Gulf Project: Sustaining Natural Resources and the Communities of America's Energy Coast. A Response, Recovery and Resiliency Report
To report oiled wildlife, including birds call the Wildlife Oil Spill Hotline Phone: (866) 557-1401.
GIFTS OF CREDIT CARD AND ONLINE GIVING
You can make an online contribution to the School of the Coast and Environment Gulf Oil Spill Response by using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card at the LSU Foundation's website at https://www.lsufoundation.org/contribute.php. or by clicking on the banner below.
Please enter your contact information and select your gift designation(s). You can select up to three designations. Select “School of the Coast & Environment” as the beneficiary unit in the dropdown box. You can select a fund from the box below or select "Other" and type the name of that fund.
Gifts of Cash and Checks
Please make checks payable to the LSU Foundation and write “SC&E Gulf Oil Spill Response” in the memo section. Send checks to:
School of the Coast & Environment
Louisiana State University
1002 K Energy, Coast & Environment Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Questions can be directed to the Development Office at the School of the Coast & Environment at 225-578-4984.