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Scenario-building for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

August 1, 2010

In May 2010, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) established a Strategic Sciences Working Group (SSWG) to assess how the Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill may impact the ecology, economy, and people of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). It included scientists from diverse disciplines and federal, academic, and nongovernmental organizations. The SSWG was not to conduct a scientific investigation, but to provide rapid scientific assessment of potential consequences of the spill that could provide usable knowledge to decision-makers.

Publication Year 2010
Title Scenario-building for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
DOI 10.1126/science.1195382
Authors Gary Machlis, Marcia K. McNutt
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70193733
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of the Director USGS