Woods Hole Scientists Respond to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Woods Hole researchers sample oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole scientists operate an ROV to sample the oil spewing from the ruptured Macondo Well.  After the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) administrators and investigators were among those whom BP and the federal government called for advice and assistance.  

In this series of WHOI videos, Science in a Time of Crisis, learn about the role that WHOI scientists and their colleagues played in the effort to respond to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. See how scientists and engineers collaborated to find creative solutions to difficult problems--with some expanding existing lines of inquiry, and others applying tools and techniques in ways they hadn't anticipated before the spill. Science in a Time of Crisis highlights a few of their stories.