Oilspillhub.org is an on-line resource for those studying the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.
The site, developed by Purdue University, provides an archive of the underwater video of the event, as well as additional tools and resources for educators, scientists and engineers who are expanding our knowledge of environmental issues.
Videos for Oilspillhub.org were provided to Purdue by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, which is chaired by Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and by Chairman Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The principal investigator for Oilspillhub.org is Steve Wereley, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue. Wereley gained national attention for his initial calculations of the oil flow from the failed Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico.
In the coming weeks, many more features will be added to Oilspillhub.org to benefit scientists and engineers who are studying technical issues surrounding major oil spills. These tools will be built using HUBzero technology. To receive updates about Oilspillhub.org, please join our mailing list.
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