Publications

Oil Spill Science - Feedback boxThe oil spill science outreach program allows Sea Grant specialists to find out what types of information target audiences want and develop tailor-made products for those audiences. Feel free to share your new ideas by clicking the “Share your thoughts” box.

The Team has created the following publications to share oil spill science:

Outreach Publications on Oil Spill Science Topics

oil-spill-science-oil-faq_page_1Frequently asked questions: Oil edition

Think you know everything there is to know about oil? This publication details the ins and outs of petroleum –  from where it comes from to what it’s made of to how scientists track it in the environment. Click here to find out more.

 

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The Deepwater Horizon’s impact on people’s health: Increases in stress and anxiety

Wondering about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s human impacts? Learn how the 2010 spill affected mental health in both individuals and coastal communities. To read, click the image or here to open the publication.

 

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Skin lesions in fish: Was there a connection to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

Learn about what fish skin lesions are and why they caused concern after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Click on the image or here to open the publication.


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Impacts From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Gulf of Mexico Fisheries

Learn how the oil spill impacted Gulf fisheries on the individual, population, and community-level. Click on the image or here to open the publication.


Disp backChemical Dispersants and Their Role in Oil Spill Response

Learn why and how dispersants are used during oil spills and how they were used during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Click on the image or here to open the publication.

 


Disp effePersistence, Fate, and Effectiveness of Dispersants Used During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Learn about the effectiveness and persistence of dispersants in the environment and whether it was necessary to use dispersants at the subsurface. Click on the image or here to open the publication.

 
 
 

Disp aq anResponses of Aquatic Animals in the Gulf of Mexico to Oil and Dispersants

Learn how dispersants impact aquatic life in terms of life stage and species and how lab and field studies
can provide a more complete picture of the implications of exposure to oil and dispersants. Click on the image or here to open the publication.

Oil spill science - FAQ thumbnailTop 5 Frequently Asked Questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Learn the answers to the top 5 most frequently asked questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Click on the image or here to open the publication.

 

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Navigating Shifting Sands: Oil on our Beaches

Learn how oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was buried, how it moves around, and how scientists track this oil. Click on the image or here to open the publication.

 

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Fisheries Landings and Disasters in the Gulf of Mexico

Learn about historical fisheries landings data within the context of man-made and natural disasters. Explore why this data is important for fisheries management. Click on the image or here to open the publication.


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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Impact on Gulf Seafood

Learn about the results of federal, state and independent seafood testing after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Click on the image or here to open the publication.

Reports and resources

Oil spill science -input coverSummary of Target Audience Input of Oil Spill Topics

This publication provides a snapshot of information collected from target audience members by the Oil Spill Science Outreach Team from July 21, 2014, through February 19, 2015. This information represents engagement with 530 people. To read more, click here.

Oil spill science -SNA cover2014 Social Network Analysis Summary Report

Social network analysis (SNA) is a tool for evaluating relationships and connectivity. This publications offers an  understanding of the extent of communication across Gulf of Mexico states, and across professions as it relates to the efforts of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. To read more, click here.

phase-ii-1-pager-print_page_1Oil Spill Science Outreach Program

This publication provides an overview of the Oil Spill Science Outreach Program. It highlights goals of the program, audiences that will be reached, and the Sea Grant Specialists that are part of the Oil Spill Science Outreach Team. To read more, click here.

 
 
 
Workshop report

Workshop report

This publication provides notes from the Sharing Oil Spill Science with Non-Scientists: Effectively Communicating Complex Research Results through Outreach and Education Programs workshop  at the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystems conference.