Habitat impact assessment of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
GeoVille created a comprehensive documentation in map and statistical form of the oil spill disaster following the Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion :
- cumulative weekly maps (overall area impacted during one week) documenting the extent of the oil spill and identifying site impacts of critical terrestrial and marine habitats of natural and economic value
- summary statistics and graphs quantifying area and sequences of oil interaction with habitats
The results of the study were featured at the UN 10th conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya and in the Wall Street Journal (newspaper article, 0,8 MB).
Click to download the project brochure or to see an animation of the main results