A screen shot from Google Earth showing the clean up area.
The flagged areas represent where autonomous
underwater vehicles, including UD’s glider, have been deployed.
The University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) has joined the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Check out the following links for information on the multiple ways we’re involved. Also be sure to stay tuned to this page for updates on additional activities; we’ll post information about them as it emerges.
-The Consortium for Ocean Leadership convened a meeting at Louisiana State University June 3 in Baton Rouge, La., to bring together the country’s research community to deal with the spill. CEOE Dean Nancy Targett, who is chair of Ocean Leadership’s board of trustees, took part.
On Tuesday, June 22, Targett traveled to the White House, where she briefed Vice President Joe Biden's Domestic Policy Advisory Committee on the meeting and the response to the spill.
-CEOE’s underwater glider has been deployed to process real-time data on sea surface temperatures, information that will help scientists understand where the oil will go next. You can watch the glider’s activity on the Deepwater Horizon Response web site (look for the Blue Hen and UD 134).
-Whenever wasted or lost, petroleum impacts both our environment and economy. A new web page developed by CEOE faculty member James Corbett calculates the impact of the spilled oil in terms of lost transportation energy.
For more about CEOE, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu.