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Friday, 30th April 2010

Resources: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Maps and Information; Material Also via Twitter and Facebook

+ UPDATE: In an announcement dated May 3rd, a new satellite image of the spill is online via the NASA Earth Observatory Web Site.

+ UPDATE: EPA Oil Spill Info

A variety of resources including air monitoring and airplane flyovers of the area taken by the EPA ASPECT aircraft on April 28, 2010. The imagery from those flyovers is now available for Google Earth users using a .KML file.

+ UPDATE: Gulf of Mexico - Transocean Drilling Incident

A one-stop page with the updates; maps, images, news releases, info for and from specific states, etc.
Content from: DHS; NOAA; USCG; bp; and Transocean.

+ UPDATE: IncidentNews.gov: DEEPWATER HORIZON Incident (via NOAA)

News and imagery from NOAA in a single location. Additionally, this NOAA "Significant Event" page might also be worth monitoring for new NOAA satellite imagery as it's released. Plus, it's home to plenty of interesting information.

+ Social Media (2 Entries):

A Twitter Stream, Facebook page, and YouTube page from Deepwater-Horizon are also available. This Flickr page is not only a location to find imagery but also newly released maps often from the United States Coast Guard.

EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, has her own Facebook page and Twitter Stream.

+ Database/Maps (using Google Maps) with oil spill incident data that NOAA (and previous organizations*), Have Been a Part of Since 1958. The database is searchable and browsable. Click on a "pin" for a link to more info.

Note: NOAA was Formed from Several Science Organizations in 1970.

+ New Database: Oil Spills Since 2000 (U.S.)
If you would like to search a smaller data set without maps. This dbase from the Sun-Sentinel in Florida will do the trick.

+ NOAA [Map Updated Each Evening]
Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for several additional resources. You'll also find Fact Sheets and Images/Video

+ Using Images for Oil Slicks (via NASA, 2006)

+ Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill - Maps and Images (U.S. Coast Guard)

+ Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Fishing Closure in Federal Waters (via NOAA)

+ Crude Oil Spills and Health (via National Library of Medicine)

Sources: NOAA, NASA, Sun-Sentinel, USCG, NLM & THE WONDERFUL Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin)
The starting point for online maps and mapping info.


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