Gulf Ship Tour

Gulf Ship Tour, what we learned:

We embarked on a three-month expedition to support independent research into the impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Join us as we present highlights from the tour, take your questions and let you know what we're doing next.

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Follow our ship tour, interactive map:

We traveled throughout the Gulf, bringing independent research scientists on board to examine various aspects of oil spill impacts. Whether by ship, helicopter or even by submarine, see where we went and what we saw by selecting layers to view on the map below. View our ship's route, blogs, images, videos and tweets by selecting the checkmark next to the layer name. Then click on the icon to view content or on the ship route's path to learn more about that leg of the tour.

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The latest updates


BP working hard to keep the damage hidden

Blog by mark_floegel | May 5, 2010 21 comments

The weather along the Gulf of Mexico finally cleared today, but with the wind backing around to the north and east, the spill remains out to sea. Retired University of Alaska marine conservation expert Rick Steiner joined us today. ...

President Obama must reinstate moratorium on offshore drilling

Blog by mikeg | April 30, 2010 5 comments

Yesterday, White House energy advisor Carol Browner made it very clear that President Obama remains committed to opening new areas of America’s coastlines to drilling for oil, despite the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico .

The Cost of Offshore Drilling: Photos You Haven't Seen

Blog by philipradford | April 30, 2010 132 comments

Reprinted from the Huffington Post April 30, 2010 As stories of the catastrophic oil spill off of Louisiana travel around the world, we have dramatic and disturbing new photos of the oil rig explosion that set off this catastrophe. ...

The BP Deepwater Oil Disaster - What if it were Virginia?

Blog by kert_davies | April 29, 2010 3 comments

The horrific and historic environmental disaster unfolding before our eyes in the Gulf of Mexico has everyone taking a new look at the true cost of oil addiction. Everything was going so well for Big Oil. The American Petroleum...

Approval of Cape Wind is a burst of fresh air in an otherwise grim month

Blog by gabe_wisniewski | April 28, 2010 3 comments

If you watch any TV or spend any time online, you’ve seen the commercials: Music swells in the background as a normal and sincere looking engineer locks eyes with you and tells you how ExxonMobil is leading the way to environmentally...

Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill will impact people, communities, environment...

Blog by melanie_d | April 28, 2010 55 comments

The Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico is a disaster unfolding before our eyes. Eleven lives were lost in the initial explosion, and that incalculable loss is compounded daily as oil continues to flow from the wellhead...

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