The Science of the Spill

June 13, 2012 - A list of publications by scientists who participated in the Science of the Spill programs on Mississippi Public Broadcasting is available on this website. The publications described findings from research into the effects of the Deepwater Horizon incident. The list will be updated as new publications are released. List of participants

April 26, 2012 - Deepwater Horizon: A Preliminary Bibliography of Published Research and Expert Commentary is available for viewing and downloading here.

From NOAA's description, "This bibliography attempts to list all of the published research and expert commentary that has resulted from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It includes peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, technical reports released by scientific agencies and institutions, and editorials published in peer-reviewed journals. The peer-reviewed publications and technical reports in this bibliography are sorted into three subject categories: natural, medical, and social sciences."

December 21, 2010 - Episode 4 of the Science of the Spill is available for online viewing.

December 14, 2010 - Supplemental videos from Episode 3 are available for viewing on

December 13, 2010 - Episode 3 of The Science of the Spill aired on MPB TV. Episode 3 will be available for online viewing soon.

December 13, 2010 - Additional video content from Episode 3 is available online for viewing. The two videos are "Seafood Safety Revisited" and "Barrier Island Impacts."

November 23, 2010 - Federal Interagency Group Issues Peer-Reviewed “Oil Budget” Technical Documentation. The publication details the scientific calculations of the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill “Oil Budget Calculator” response tool announced last August.

October 6, 2010 - Episode 2 of The Science of the Spill is available for online viewing here.

October 5, 2010 - Episode 1 of The Science of the Spill is available for online viewing here.
You may also view Episode 1 on

September 3, 2010 - New Q&A item - Are whale sharks at risk because of the Deepwater Horizon spill?

September 1, 2010 - New Video Content added, Expanded interviews with scientists from Ep. 1 of "Science of the Spill"

August 25, 2010 - New Q&A added, "What happened to the oil? Why don't the reports agree?"

August 24, 2010 - Mississippi Public Broadcasting press release on the four television programs.

August 19, 2010 - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute released the following report on their findings in the Gulf of Mexico during a June research cruise.
"News Release : WHOI Scientists Map and Confirm Origin of Large, Underwater Hydrocarbon Plume in Gulf" -

Garden Pond lagoon on Horn Island, Mississippi


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