Sea Grant to Host Oil Spill Seminars in October & November 2017 seagrant_logo

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team would like to announce the second of three Responding to oil spills seminars, an all-day free event in Mobile, Alabama, to discuss the unique challenges to responding to oil spills affecting beach and nearshore environments (see below and attached). The event is open to the public and lunch will Read More

CRGC Releases Database of Oil Spill Claim Sources 4448/4489

Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, there has been extensive data collection across the Gulf of Mexico region to better understand the economic impacts of the disaster, particularly on the fishing, seafood, and tourism industries in Gulf Coastal communities that were affected by the spill. There has also been a need to locate Read More

CRGC Launches Improved Resources Page 4448

The page now offers visitors an easy-to-navigate search function that allows them to explore CRGC-generated and external resources tailored for audiences of academics, community leaders, fishing/seafood industry stakeholders, healthcare providers, and policymakers. The page will continue to expand as new research findings become available and additional tools and resources are developed. CRGC Resources Page


Screenscope, Inc. has completed production of the Dispatches from the Gulf documentary film, which features scientists working to better understand the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dispatches from the Gulf is the newest episode in the Journey to Planet Earth series and is narrated by Matt Damon. Screenings location and dates of the Read More

Sea Grant to Host Two Oil Spill Seminars in April 2016 seagrant_logo

Click to view Information on Sea Grant Oil Spill Seminars in April 2016 These seminars will be streaming live so you can participate remotely. April 6 in Austin, TX:  Chilling with your chums: How did the oil spill impact Gulf fisheries? Register here. More info here. April 14 in Mobile, AL:  Where did the oil go? Register here.  More info here.

GoMRI provides support to the Sea Grant programs of the Gulf of Mexico Sea-Grant-GoMRI-Logo

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was established by a $500 million commitment from BP in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The 10-year research program aims to mitigate the impacts of hydrocarbon pollution and stressors on the marine environment and public health from the spill, as well as improve society’s understanding Read More

Smithsonian Highlights How Scientists Use Genomics to Study Oil Spills genomics_2206

Genomics is a powerful method to track things that humans cannot see. Months and years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, many people wondered where the oil went or where it might be lingering or what it may affect after it was no longer visible. Scientists are using genomic techniques such as DNA sequencing to Read More

NOAA’s Adopt a Drifter Program for Teachers and Students

Welcome to NOAA’s Adopt a Drifter Program! As coordinator of the NOAAA’s adopt a Drifter Program (ADP), I welcome you to this unique opportunity to hop on the back of a drifting buoy as it hitches a ride across our vast oceans, monitoring ocean currents and sea surface temperatures. I am excited to help Read More

Ocean Sciences Curriculum Sequences – MARE Marine Activities, Resources, and Education Ocean Sciences Curriculum Logo

Funded by NOAA, the Ocean Sciences Curriculum Sequences are in-depth, kit-based curriculum units that deliver rich science content correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with an emphasis on the Practices of Science as called for in NGSS and the Framework for Science Education K–12, and significant overlap with the Common Core State Standards Read More

Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Programs: Gulf Oil Spill: Teacher and Student Resources seagrant_logo

The following material was compiled by the Office of Environmental Education (OEE) of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for formal and non-formal educators. The list focuses primarily on resources relevant to educators and students (primarily K-12), but it is not a comprehensive list of resources. While care has been taken to review most of Read More

Deep-C … Resources & Links Deep-C_logo – is an online resource for those studying the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The site provides an archive of the underwater video of the event, as well as additional tools and resources for educators, scientists, and engineers who are expanding our knowledge of environmental issues. The website was developed and is Read More

Gulf Oil Spill – Ocean Portal (Smithsonian) Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico impacts the coast at Pass a Loutre, La. Photo was taken on June 2, 2010. (Credit: Office of the Governor of the State of Louisiana)

This web page from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Portal – a unique, interactive online experience that inspires awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s Ocean – contains a wealth of information for educators, including lesson plans, materials, and resources on the Gulf oil spill. Underwater video of the event is stored here (Credit: is an online resource for those studying the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The site provides an archive of the underwater video of the event, as well as additional tools and resources for educators, scientists, and engineers who are expanding our knowledge of environmental issues. is developed and hosted by Purdue University Read More

NOAA Educational Resources Loggerhead Turtle escaping a net equipped with turtle excluder device (TED) (Photo Credit: NOAA)

Education resources are distributed across many websites and program offices at NOAA and on NOAA partner websites. This portal is designed to assist educators in accessing these materials from one centralized interface. The content here is a sampling of NOAA’s education resources and more can be found at each linked location. Materials selected for this Read More

Bridge Ocean Education Teacher Resource Center

The Bridge is a growing collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. It provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach. Resources are organized as indicated on the sidebar on the left side Read More