Resources & Links
OilSpillHub.org - Oilspillhub.org is an online resource for those studying the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The site provides an archive of the underwater video of the event, as well as additional tools and resources for educators, scientists, and engineers who are expanding our knowledge of environmental issues. The website was developed and is hosted by Purdue University working in cooperation with the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) - The extraction and transport of oil from near and off shore wells has been and will continue to be an environmental risk. Frequent small oil spills, urban run-off and naturally occurring oil seeps introduce oil into the ocean every day, however the Deepwater Horizon event during 2010 released unprecedented amounts of oil and chemical dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists are still trying to assess the magnitude and impact of the event. Included on this website are several links to information and activities about oil, the extraction of oil, oil spills and the impact on the environment.
RestoretheGulf.gov - RestoretheGulf.gov is the official federal portal for the Deepwater BP oil spill response and recovery. This site provides the public with information on the response, current operations, news and updates, how to file a claim and obtain other assistance, and links to federal, state and local partners.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative - The mission of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is to improve society's ability to understand and mitigate the impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and stressors of the marine environment, with an emphasis on conditions found in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the knowledge accrued will be applied not only to resolve but also to improve the long-term environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico.
BP Gulf of Mexico Restoration - Information about how British Petroleum (BP) responded to the spill and ongoing efforts to restore the environment and economy.