OCEAN-OIL: Web Resource on Gulf Oil Disaster

April 20, 2011

Today is the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that killed 11 workers and caused immeasurable economic and environmental damage.

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) and our partners invite you to use and contribute to the most comprehensive, free, peer-reviewed resource troves about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Online Clearinghouse for Education & Networking: Oil Interdisciplinary Learning (OCEAN-OIL):  www.oceanoil.org

Resources now available on OCEAN-OIL include:
•    Reports from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - all 30 official reports
•    Articles (100+)  hyper-linked, encyclopedia style
•    Videos (150+)
•    Glossary (400+) related to oil spill causes, impacts, clean-up, and prevention
•    Acronyms (75+) to help decode the language of oil spill science
•    External links (80+) to  government, academia, industry and environmental groups sites, news, and journal articles
•    Photo galleries: Images by renowned photojournalist Gary Braasch and others
•    Deepwater Horizon by the Numbers: Publication-quality graphs
•    Databases - Statistics, technical diagrams, maps, and other data

OCEAN-OIL also contains a curriculum resource center to share teaching materials – lesson plans, presentations, images, videos, assessment tools, modules, exercises and other resources – with other faculty members to enable more effective teaching and allow you to take advantage of the “teachable moment” created by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Please use the resources available and share those that you create for your teaching!

To become a contributor, register at:  http://www.eoearth.org/article/Become_an_EoE_Contributor
To be a reviewer, follow the procedures outlined  at:  http://www.eoearth.org/articles/view/158698/
For more information, email us at: MNomack@bu.edu

The OCEAN-OIL website is seamlessly integrated into the Encyclopedia of Earth (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.

OCEAN-OIL is a partnership among NCSE and its Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, Louisiana State University and Boston University. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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