Nonprofit SkyTruth, in conjunction with the Surfrider Foundation and Ocean Conservancy, Gulf Oil Spill Tracker in early May 2010 as a way to give people a way to participate in tracking the impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and its aftermath.
Citizen scientists submit their observations online. When out in the field, they can take with them an information card reminding them of the information they need to include in their report: contact information, incident information and description, GPS location, etcetera.
- PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST: Paul Woods, Chief Technology Officer
- SCIENTIST AFFILIATION: SkyTruth
- DATES: Ongoing
- PROJECT TYPE: Observation
- COST: Free
- GRADE LEVEL: All Ages
- TIME COMMITMENT: Variable
HOW TO JOIN:
How to join: Click on the "Submit an Incident" button and fill out the online form. You can post images and text, and include links to news articles and videos. Let everyone know what's happening where you are as a result of the spill.