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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Deepwater Horizon - One Year On

Publication | April 20, 2011 at 1:30

On March 31, three weeks before the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, President Barack Obama announced plans to open offshore oil drilling along the east coast of the United States from Virginia to Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico, ending a...

History of Oil Disasters

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 17:09

As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to capture headlines around the globe due to its massive size and potential impact, it is useful to look back at the history of U.S. regulation of offshore drilling, and the spills that accompany ocean...

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill: Economic Impacts

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 17:08

The economic costs of the Gulf oil spill is being counted in billions of dollars, according to recent news reports, and will hit coastline industries, such as Louisiana’s oyster and shrimp industry, the hardest. Tourism along the Gulf Coast is...

Arctic Sunrise

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 14:27

The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise has a colorful history. Before Greenpeace chartered the Arctic Sunrise it was used as a sealing vessel, and Greenpeace once confronted the ship while it was delivering equipment for the French government...

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill: Ecological Impacts

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 13:57

The long-term ecological impacts of the Gulf oil spill have yet to be fully understood, following the the leaking from BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig of 5 million barrels (205.8 million gallons) of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill, which...

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill: Overview

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 13:55

On April 20, 2010, a British Petroleum (BP) offshore oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers on the rig and spilling tens of thousands of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil well, located 5,000 feet below the...

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