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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Beyond Oil Homage to Gandhi and Cousteau

Blog by Kert Davies | September 22, 2010 3 comments

First some markers. Yesterday was the autumnal equinox and we say goodbye to a very hot-ozone air pollution alert filled-summer. My kids' lungs thank you  American Petroleum Institute (not)... This week marks my 10th anniversary at...

Beyond Oil: Many ways to skin a (metaphorical) cat

Blog by Dave Walsh | September 22, 2010 2 comments

The Arctic Sunrise is currently pitching her way through a healthy swell, somewhere south of Louisiana. I’d been facetiously complaining that I didn't get anywhere near a rodeo while we were in Galveston, Texas – so now I get to be a...

Going Beyond Oil

Blog by Philip_Radford | September 21, 2010 2 comments

© Will Rose / Greenpeace Despite the overwhelming evidence that Big Oil's reckless pursuit of the last remaining oil reserves (and ever-more exorbitant profits) is disastrous for the planet, governments of the world are still...

Stopping Chevron Drilling

Feature story | September 21, 2010 at 8:27

Activists took action against a massive oil drilling ship, stopping it from leaving to drill a deep water well off the Shetland Islands. They are now occupying the ship's anchor chain.

Captain's Blog: Blind Faith

Blog by Pete Willcox | September 20, 2010

Venus is chasing the moon down into the water.  The Milky Way is glowing softly overhead. The Big Dipper is low in the northern sky.  If we were not surrounded by all these things lit up like oilrigs, I could start to relax. The...

Arctic Sunrise Reflections

Blog by Phil Kline | September 16, 2010 5 comments

My time on board the Arctic Sunrise is almost up, so I wanted to share a few final thoughts about my time on board. I am an oceans campaigner, but this was my first time working on board one of our ships; it has been such a great and...

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