Pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Below are links to various web sites that are specific to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Web sites pertaining to marine and environmental sciences in general are found here.

ECOGIG (Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf) — A consortium under the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, ECOGIG's mission is to understand the environmental signatures and impacts of natural seepage versus that of abrupt, large hydrocarbon inputs on coupled benthic-pelagic processes in deepwater ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico, and to chart the long-term effects and mechanisms of ecosystem recovery from the 2010 Macondo well blowout. The site contains information about the research.

Deepwater Horizon by the Numbers — 50 revealing graphs regarding the Macondo and Gulf of Mexico oil production, from BP share prices during the spill event to dispersant use to the crude oil endowment of the Gulf of Mexico as well as the active leases by water depth in the Gulf.

Deepwater Horizon Disaster — a comprehensive site with overview, articles, pics, videos, resources, etc.  (The Encyclopedia of Earth) — 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. is developed and 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.

Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference — The Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference is an International Citizens’ Initiative established in the wake of the BP Oil Spill that began after the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 22th of 2010. Much of what this conference does occurs under the radar, due to the sensitivity of information which it produces. It formed as a result of numerous interviews that were conducted with many whistleblowers within the Oil & Gas Industry, especially deep contacts who have worked for BP and other Oil Companies or their contractors. Likewise many insiders within various organs of the US Government Regulatory Apparatus stepped forward to share their knowledge of how this industry actually operates.

Natural Resources Defense Council, Disaster in the Gulf — This site has links to Stories From the Gulf, Go Below the Surface of the Gulf Oil Disaster (an interactive guide to the spill's effects on the ecosystem), and much more. — GulfBase is a database of resources about the Gulf of Mexico. The goal of this website is to regroup, synthesize, and make freely available Gulf of Mexico research information. The vision is that GulfBase will help researchers, policy makers, and the general public work together to insure long-term sustainable use and conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.

Riki Ott — Riki Ott, toxicologist, author, activist, and public speaker, is an authority on the Exxon Valdez oil spill and provides a wealth of information about that spill, as well as the 2010 BP Gulf spill, on her website.

U.S. Department of the Interior/Deepwater Horizon Response & Restoration — Fact sheets, reports, related links, news, and additional resources.

Restore the Gulf — 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.