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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Where's all the oil gone?

Blog by Dave Walsh | September 30, 2010 3 comments

The Arctic Sunrise is currently alongside in Galveston Texas – the winches and other equipment that was used on the most recent leg have been craned off, and out on deck, a whole lot of new equipment is being welded on for the...

Oil on the bottom of the Gulf

Blog by Kert Davies | September 27, 2010 2 comments

Now that was a totally new experience! Last night I got to touch clay and mud fresh from the bottom of the sea, 1,300 meters (4,000 feet) deep in the Gulf of Mexico. That was fun. Today we pulled up a sample and opened the lid to see...

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.

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