Scenario-building for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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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.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Scenario-building for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.1195382 Article
Volume 329
Issue 5995
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Science
Contributing office(s) Office of the Director USGS
Description 2 p.
First page 1018
Last page 1019