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 BP Disaster Photos Big Oil and the White House Don’t Want You to See

Media release | May 7, 2012 at 12:50

WASHINGTON, DC - Greenpeace today released shocking photos that show graphic evidence of the destruction done to endangered sea life in the Gulf by the 2010 BP oil disaster. The photos, just received via a Freedom of Information request filed in...

Greenpeace response to National Oil Spill Commission final report

Media release | January 11, 2011 at 12:11

WASHINGTON – Jan 11, 2011 - In response to the final report released today by the National Oil Spill Commission, Greenpeace USA Research Director Kert Davies released the following statement:

Greenpeace response to National Oil Spill Commission report

Media release | October 6, 2010 at 15:53

In response to National Oil Spill Commission reports that the White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to publicly reveal how high the oil spill rate could have been, Greenpeace USA executive Director Phil Radford said:

Independently-funded research expedition locates deep sea remnants of Gulf oil plume...

Media release | September 30, 2010 at 12:10

Gulf of Mexico – Remnants of the oil and gas plume from the Deepwater Horizon disaster have been discovered at depths of over 3000ft (1000m), some 300 miles (500km) from the wellhead by a team of independent scientists on board the Greenpeace...

Experts available on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to discuss scientific...

Media release | September 22, 2010 at 13:41

GULF OF MEXICO – Greenpeace Research Director Kert Davies, and scientists Rainer Amon and Clifton C. Nunnally are currently on board the Arctic Sunrise and available for interview. The Arctic Sunrise is a 164-foot ice-class Greenpeace ship...

Greenpeacers Climb Giant Oil Rig off Scotland to Stop Chevron Drilling Project, while...

Media release | September 21, 2010 at 10:33

Shetlands Islands, Scotland, 21 September, 2010 -- Before dawn today Greenpeace activists occupied a giant oil drilling ship anchored one mile off Lerwick, Scotland, to prevent its departure to begin dangerous deep water drilling in an ecological...

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