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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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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Offshore drilling is inherently dangerous and always will be

Blog by Kert Davies | January 6, 2011 4 comments

Today, the US National Commission released an excerpt of a report into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. This commission report highlights what industry doesn't want to admit - offshore drilling is inherently...

Giving Thanks

Blog by Phil Radford | November 23, 2010 6 comments

Thanksgiving. It’s the one time a year that we take a minute to pause and remember all we’re thankful for. This year, we witnessed the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and watched as it forever changed the environmental landscape. And,...

Ask a Stupid Question...

Blog by Mark Floegel | November 9, 2010 1 comment

The presidential commission on the BP oil spill seems to be fulfilling the task of all such blue-ribbon commissions: ask the wrong questions, draw the wrong conclusions. The commission’s general counsel, Fred Bartlit, burst...

Gulf of Mexico research expedition wrap up

Blog by John Hocevar | October 28, 2010 4 comments

Today, the Arctic Sunrise departs New Orleans for Mexico after completing a three-month research expedition to assess the scope and impacts of the BP Horizon Disaster. Most of the research to date has been funded by BP or the...

Investigating the Oil Spill at Horn Island, Mississippi

Blog by bmeyers | October 28, 2010

Camping on Horn Island, Mississippi, I am struck by the healing power of nature. Horn Island is a thin strip of sand surrounded by ocean where Monarch butterflies migrating to the cloud forests of Mexico flit about pine-topped dunes on...

First day on Horn Island

Blog by Fred Ecks | October 25, 2010 4 comments

I'm Fred Ecks, one of the boat drivers for Greenpeace. I last wrote in June and July, when I was last here in the Gulf. I'm writing again now, with my first impressions upon my return to the Gulf today: I'm currently camped on...

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