Human impacts

Human impacts: How oil spills and associated response methods affect humans—physically, mentally, and economically

Educational videos

Oil spill science outreach publications

The impacts of Deepwater Horizon on stress, anxiety, and resilience of people and communities

Top 5 frequently asked questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill–Updated 2021

Oil spills and harmful algal blooms: Disasters with shared consequences for communities

Federal emergency response framework for oil spills: Stafford Act and Oil Pollution Act

Storms and spills

Creating healthy communities to overcome oil spill disasters

Is it safe? Examining health risks from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

The Deepwater Horizon’s impact on people’s health: Increases in stress and anxiety

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on Gulf seafood

Fisheries landings and disasters in the Gulf of Mexico

Chemical dispersants and their role in oil spill response

Persistence, fate, and effectiveness of dispersants used during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Seminars and workshops

Focus on Louisiana – Part Deux 
January 28, 2021

Focus on Louisiana: Oil spills 
September 23, 2020

Detecting the true, potential, and perceived impacts to human health following an oil spill, a three-part webinar series
Summer 2020

Preparing for oil spills in the Eastern Gulf: Health, economic resilience, and community well-being
May 6-7 – Mobile, AL and May 7 – Bayou la Batre, AL

Improving oil spill preparedness and response in Santa Barbara
April 5, 2019 – Santa Barbara, CA

Mid-Atlantic oil spill – Are we ready?
March 29, 2019 – Virginia Beach, VA

Setting priorities for health, social, and economic disruptions from spills in Alaska: Learning from the past, preparing for the future
February 20-21, 2019 – Anchorage, AK

Prioritizing health and oil spill preparedness
December 4-5, 2018 – Houma, LA

Building resilient communities: Lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
September 27, 2016 – Long Beach, MS

Oil spill science seminar: Healthy Gulf seafood
Nov 18, 2015 – Long Beach, MS

Oil spill science: An overview
Oct 21, 2015 – Long Beach, MS

Crude move symposium: Oil transportation infrastructure, economics, risk, hazards, and lessons learned   
June 8-9, 2017, Cleveland, OH                                                                                              

Oil spill science seminar: Impacts of oil on coastal habitats
July 22, 2015 – Temple Terrace, FL

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