posted Jun 18, 2010 2:05 AM by Li Yu [ updated Jun 18, 2010 2:21 AM by Cesar Harada ]
This is a running list of helpful sites and resources devoted to measuring the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in all its dimensions.
If you have suggested links, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Oil Spill Resources” in the subject line. Please include your name, age and a number where we can reach you. Or cc @silencematters on Twitter with your suggested link.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (2010) — The New York Times
Google’s Crisis Response
Oil Spill Crisis Map — Tulane University
Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster – Ifitwasmyhome.com
A Google map that superimposes the current dimensions of the oil stain on your hometown (or any other spot you choose).
Matthew Baker, ESRI Map of the Oil Rigs and Pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. (See larger version)
Data Sources: Pipelines and Platforms
Map of the oil rigs and pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, via blackpoll_esri on Flickr –
Grassroots Mapping – Instructs people on how to use balloons, kites and other simple tools to produce their own aerial imagery of the spill, documentation that will useful in years to come. Check out the project onKickstarter.
The New York Times
Caught in the Oil — the Big Picture — Boston.com
NASA’s MISR provides unique views of gulf oil slick from space
Greenpeace on the gulf oil spill — Flickr
Gulf of Mexico Wildlife Before the Oil Spill — Flickr Group
National Wildlife Federation — Flickr
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010 — Flickr Group
Infrogmation on Flickr
Possible Leak at Platform 23051, Gulf of Mexico. Sequence of satellite images from April 25 to May 18 showing what appears to be a small, persistent leak from an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Platform 23051 is located a few miles southeast of South Pass, one of the main outlet channels of the Mississippi River.
Oil spill photos from Julie Dermansky — Flickr
Drill Baby Drill — Wildlife Gallery — Flickr Group
Deepwater Horizon, U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District External Affairs — Flickr
Oil spill aerial photos, Gulf Restoration Network — Flickr
2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill
Oil Spill Open Innovation Wiki
Gulf Oil Spill Solutions Wiki
I.B.R.C.C. An oiled brown pelican.
International Bird Rescue Research Center
The University of South Florida has a research vessel that has made numerous trips to the oil spill site.
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Understanding Black Tides — Diagrams and animations about oil at sea, pollutants and how chemical dispersants work.
Ocean Remote Sensing Base for Interactive Teaching and Learning — Learn about how scientists use satellites to study the ocean.
While some of the links for these sites are being assembled by media organizations, many more are being collected by lone individuals, people like yourself. Reach out to some of the people working to bring these projects to light, or start one up yourself.
Thanks for http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/oil-spill-resources/