BP Oil Spill Information Resources

Looking for more information on the gulf oil spill?  Want to go deeper than the national news?  Want to volunteer?  Want to know who to call?

Tech2Energy has compiled a list of useful resources to help you get the information you need. There’s a lot of great work being done by people, companies, agencies, and non-profits all along the Gulf Coast.  We hope this information gets you to them quickly.

(In the photo an underwater sub tries to close the Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventor, but doesn’t succeed.  Photo Courtesy US Coast Guard. )

Interactive / Visual Tracking

Federal Government Resources

Louisiana State Resources

  • Emergency.louisianna.gov
    • Official site for the state of Louisianna

    Louisanna’s Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

  • http://www.losco.state.la.us/
    • The state legislature created the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO) in 1991. LOSCO was made part of the Governor’s Office so that it could serve as the single point of contact for all programs related to oil spills in Louisiana. Our mission is to respond to oil spill events, restore natural resources, protect economic infrastructure, and safeguard public health. LOSCO is funded by a two-cent per barrel tax on all oil transported to or from vessels at Louisiana marine terminals

Texas State Resources

Mississippi State Resources

  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
  • State Emergency Joint Information Center
  • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality:The Environmental Protection Agency has initiated an air monitoring effort to ensure the safety of local residents and track any developing air quality changes. To see the latest data, visit www.airnow.gov. EPA is sampling the air, water and sediment to assess the impact of the oil spill on the affected ecosystems. Samples can take time to process, usually about 3-4 days.  Sampling data will provide specific information about the pollutants and will be used to help guide the response and cleanup EPA is working with local, state and federal response partners. To suggest technology solutions, visit www.epa.gov/bpspill/techsolution.html

Alabama State Resources


Local News Outlets

National News Outlets

Bloggers, Social Media, Activists, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

Who to Follow on Twitter:

  • Tags:
  • Twitter lists

Geo-based Resources


This list was compiled by Garry Golden and Joel Greenberg.  Want to add something to the list?  Add a comment and we’ll incorporate them into the main list.


One comment

  • kriss
    May 9, 2010 - 8:15 am | Permalink

    i do not think this a severe setback but just needs a slight redesign. the methane slush needs to be converted to methane slurry, or fluidized.

    i think this could be done several ways with little on no modification to the cofferdam/dome. attach a vibrator to the exterior of the cofferdam, perhaps even magnetically. another approach, depending how much of the jet from the projects into the cofferdam, is physical agitation by large neutrally buoyant urethane spheres moving around inside the collection dome. the sphere’s would be propelled by the kinetic energy imparted by the jet of oil and gas coming from the well. the spheres would agitate the methane slush much like a marble inside a spray paint can. the interior of the dome may need slight modification to prevent a sphere from blocking the exit.

    for a heating approach, a simple inductive heating collar could be retrofitted beneath the dome exit flange. inductive heating is much more compact, energy efficient and does not require heating large quantities of water, it heats the steel. inductive heating can be very accurately control and is nearly instantaneous to activate and shutdown.

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