Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Information
Here are some links to satellite imagery, maps and other resources to support teaching about the Gulf Oil Spill and response effort.
NASA deploys Planes, Targets Satellites to Aid in Oil Spill Response NASA feature article.
Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc.Dramatic and clear synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery from the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including a daily analysis.
DIY mappersDo it yourself mapping of gulf oil spill sponsored by Idea Lab. Citizen scientists and coastal fishers are using weather balloons to carry cameras and create maps.
Balloon MappingImages, maps, and instructions about how to participate.
NOAA Deepwater Horizon Incident SiteMaps and information about the gulf oil spill.
ESRI - Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Information and Resources Multimedia links, interactive maps and downloadable materials.
National Geographic WebsiteDramatic images and graphics from a variety of sources.
Google Crisis ResponseKML/KMZ files and satellite images from NASA and NOAA MODIS, including maps of fishery closures and oil rig locations.
GNOME(General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment) mapping tool for oil spill trajectories. Downloadable for both Mac and Windows Operating systems. Using this software, it is possible to generate output files that work with ArcMap 9.x.
NOAANOAA teaching materials on oil spills, including hands-on labs and activities.
Oil Spill Resource page Links to a variety of news resources, put together by a teacher in Florida.
Link to satellite images of the spill, including a true color image Satellite images of the spill
Link to transfer the current extent of the spill to your location transfer current to your location
Link with videos from a recent symposium in which leading ocean scientists gathered to discuss the oil spill symposium
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