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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Coastal Wetland and Wildlife Impacts and Response

Description: This report addresses the importance of wetlands in general, the ecology of the coastal wetlands in the Gulf, impacts of oil spills on wetland habitats, response options, the implications of hurricane season for the spill's impacts, and cleanup and recovery issues.3 The emphasis is on the nearshore environment, though a few species found in deeper waters will be mentioned. In addition, some lessons from past spills such as the Exxon Valdez in Alaska will be discussed along with issues that may arise in the years after the leak from the deepwater well is capped.
Date: August 5, 2010
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne & Copeland, Claudia
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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Coastal Wetland and Wildlife Impacts and Response

Description: The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, and the resulting oil spill began a cascade of effects on the coastal areas of the Gulf and on the wealth of species that inhabit those areas. This report addresses the importance of wetlands in general, the ecology of the coastal wetlands in the Gulf, impacts of oil spills on wetland habitats, response options, the implications of hurricane season for the spill's impacts, and cleanup and recovery issues. The emphasis is on the nearshore environment, although a few species found in deeper waters will be mentioned. In addition, some lessons from past spills such as the Exxon Valdez in Alaska will be discussed, along with issues that may arise as response and recovery transition to restoration of the Gulf.
Date: July 7, 2010
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne & Copeland, Claudia
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Tax Issues and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Legal Analysis of Payments and Tax Relief Policy Options

Description: This report provides analysis of various policy options for providing tax relief to oil spill victims, highlighting the circumstantial differences between previous natural disasters and the current oil spill. The report concludes with a brief summary of current legislative efforts.
Date: July 15, 2010
Creator: Sherlock, Molly F.; Lunder, Erika K.; Liu, Edward C. & Klein, Heather S.
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An Ecological Characterization Study of the Chenier Plain Coastal Ecosystem of Louisiana and Texas, Volume 3: Atlas

Description: Atlas of maps illustrating habitat groups along a portion of the Gulf Coast stretching across Texas and Louisiana. It includes two index maps (one for each state)
Date: August 1979
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
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Rigs and Reefs: A Comparison of the Fish Communities at Two Artificial Reefs, a Production Platform, and a Natural Reef in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Description: Final report comparing the fish populations of two artificial reefs, an operating oil and gas platform, and a natural reef in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Data regarding fish species, density of species, factors effecting biomass, and configuration of reef structures is gathered using visual survey and hydro-acoustics and then statistically analyzed.
Date: August 2003
Creator: Wilson, Charles A.; Pierce, Aaron & Miller, Mark W.
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Modeling Structure Removal Processes in the Gulf of Mexico

Description: This report summary describes the objective of the research is to examine how offshore structures producing and processing hydrocarbons are removed from the Gulf of Mexico. Using this research, they developed a model to forecast the removal of offshore structures.
Date: June 2005
Creator: Kaiser, M.J.; Mesyanzhinov, D.V. & Pulsipher, A.G.
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Economic Impact in the U.S. of Deepwater Projects: A Survey of Five Projects

Description: This survey report discusses deepwater projects centered in the Gulf Coast. Their study is interested in vendors or contractors supplying the equipment used on the deck and process in extracting oil. The authors are also interested in the socioeconomic effects of the oil extracting on local communities.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Stiff, John J. & Singelmann, Joachim
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Supply Network for Deepwater Oil and Gas Development in the Gulf of Mexico: An Empirical Analysis of Demand for Port Services: Final Report

Description: This report analyzes the increased demand for port services in the Gulf of Mexico by the oil and gas industry. It will provide valuable information for infrastructure investment and port planning.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Jayawardana, Jay & Hochstein, Anatoly
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Long-Term Oil and Gas Structure Installation and Removal Forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico: A Decision- and Resource-Based Approach

Description: This report is to formalize the REA/MMS forecast models used in the Gulf Coast. With these models they forecast GOM infrastructure like number of exploratory wells and number of development wells.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Kaiser, Mark J.; Mesyanzhinov, Dmitry V. & Pulsipher, Allan G.
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 2002-2003: Final Report

Description: Final report of 2002-2003 monitoring of habitat and marine life of the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico
Date: September 2006
Creator: Precht, William F.; Aronson, Richard B.; Deslarzes, Kenneth J. P.; Robbart, Martha L.; Murdoch, Thaddeus J. T.; Gelber, Adam et al.
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Archaeological and Biological Analysis of World War II Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico: Artificial Reef Effect in Deep Water

Description: The objective of this research is to find, identify, and study each vessel that was a casualty of German U-boats. The second point of their research is to determine the biological effects of the boats on the environment.
Date: April 2007
Creator: Church, R.; Warren, D.; Cullimore, R.; Johnston, L.; Schroeder, W.; Patterson, W. et al.
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History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Southern Louisiana, Interim Report: Volume 1. Papers on the Evolving Offshore Industry

Description: An historical evaluation and documentation of the offshore oil and gas industry and its impact on the economy of Southern Louisiana from its inception in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Date: July 2004
Creator: Austin, Diane; Carriker, Bob; McGuire, Tom; Pratt, Joseph; Priest, Tyler & Pulsipher, Allan G.
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