[Coral-List] Fwd: NSF-Funded Project on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Jim Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 14 07:12:56 EST 2010

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Subject: 	NSF-Funded Project on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Date: 	Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:12:16 -0500
From: 	Cutler Cleveland <cutler at bu.edu>
To: 	Cutler Cleveland <cutler at bu.edu>

It is now more than 7 months since the largest marine oil spill in
history began in the Gulf of Mexico. Many questions remain regarding the
causes, magnitude and consequences of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
 Larger questions remain regarding offshore drilling and the use of
energy and society.

Boston University, Louisiana State University, and the National Council
for Science and the Environment (NCSE) have created a resource that will
allow you to explore these questions and others, as well as to
contribute your own expertise.

The Online Clearinghouse for Education & Networking: Oil
Interdisciplinary Learning (OCEAN-OIL)
<http://www.eoearth.org/topics/view/50359/> is an open-access,
peer-reviewed electronic education resource about the Deepwater Horizon
disaster. OCEAN-OIL is funded by the National Science Foundation.

 OCEAN-OIL already contains:

--1,000+ hyper-linked encyclopedia style  articles
<http://www.eoearth.org/articles/?topic=50359> related to the Gulf of
Mexico oil disaster, including offshore oil and gas
<http://www.eoearth.org/topics/view/50363/>, the ecological effects of
oil spills, <http://www.eoearth.org/topics/view/53727/> details of the
event <http://www.eoearth.org/topics/view/50364/>, oil spill response
<http://www.eoearth.org/topics/view/50364/>, and lessons from the
disaster <http://www.eoearth.org/topics/view/50368/>, and related topics  

-400+ glossary of important terms
<http://www.eoearth.org/articles/view/158430/> related to oil spill
causes, impacts, clean-up, and prevention

--75+ acronyms <http://www.eoearth.org/articles/view/158442/> (LPG,
 PPM,  ROV,  VOC) to help decode the language of oil spill science

--80+ external resource links
<http://www.eoearth.org/articles/view/158454/> to federal government
sites, image galleries, news sources, industry, environmental groups,
education, and journal articles

--Deepwater Horizon photo gallery:
<http://www.eoearth.org/article/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill_and_response_photo_gallery?topic=50364> Images
by renowned photojournalist Gary Braasch 

--Deepwater Horizon by the Numbers
<http://www.eoearth.org/article/Deepwater_Horizon_by_the_numbers?topic=50364>: Publication
quality graphs

--Reports of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil

The OCEAN-OIL website is seamlessly integrated into the Encyclopedia of
Earth (www.eoearth.org <http://www.eoearth.org/>), which is a free,
peer-reviewed, searchable collection of content about the Earth, its
natural environments, and their interaction with society, written by
expert scholars and educators. EoE Editor-in-Chief Cutler Cleveland
<http://www.eoearth.org/profile/EoE_Cutler/> of Boston University who is
an expert in energy and society, leads the development of the new online
resource as a partnership among NCSE, Louisiana State University, Boston

We invite you to contribute your expertise to this important initiative.
To contribute content or to be a reviewer, follow the procedures
outlined here <http://www.eoearth.org/articles/view/158698/>  You can
become a contributor by registering here

For more information contact Mallory Nomack MNomack at bu.edu
<mailto:MNomack at bu.edu>

NCSE is holding a special one day symposium on the Gulf of Mexico, what
is necessary for ecological and economic recovery, as well as the
broader issues of off shore oil drilling. Former EPA Administrator
William Reilly and Senator Bob Graham, Co-chairs of National Commission
on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling will keynote
the symposium, which will kick off NCSE’s 11^th  National Conference on
Science, Policy and the Environment: Our Changing Oceans, January 19-21,
2011 in Washington, DC. Registration opens in September. For more
information, see http://www.ncseonline.org/conference/Oceans/

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