National & Gulf-wide
Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response Unified Command (BP & Government Agencies)
To report oiled or injured wildlife 866.557.1401
To report oil on land or boom issues 866.448.5816
To make technological or solution suggestions 281.366.5511
To discuss spill related damage claims 800.440.0858
For response-related inquiries 985.902.5231 or 985.902.5240
To learn about volunteer opportunities in all areas and what training is required 866.448.5816
NOAA National Ocean Service Emergency response page
NOAA National Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
For NOAA media inquiries, please contact Keeley Belva at
Oil Pollution Act (OPA) Fact Sheet
“Know Your Rights: Damage Recovery After the BP Oil Drilling Disaster”
Provided by Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
650 Poydras Street, Suite 2523
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Oil Spill Academic Task Force
The Oil Spill Academic Task Force (OSATF) will bring together resources of Florida's academic institutions to assist the State of Florida and the Gulf region in preparing for and responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The partner institutions will coordinate with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and other state and federal agencies.
OilSpillVolunteers.com – Boom Problem Report System & More
Boom problem reports:
Daily status & News & more
Volunteer registration form & Volunteer opportunities
Gulf Oil Spill Tracker site can help show the world what's going on. If you're in the Gulf region and have photos or videos, you can share that information with others via the Gulf Oil Spill Tracker, and browse the site using an interactive map to view reports submitted by other folks.
Department of Environmental Protection - Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA)
Charged with leading the Florida effort of oil spill preparation and response.
Florida State University – Coastal & Marine Laboratory
Information about the spill and OSATF initiatives
KeysSpill.com Shoreline monitoring 1.800.424.8802
Disaster news & updates
Volunteer sign-up & more
Oil Spill Academic Task Force (OSATF)
The OSATF will bring together resources of Florida's academic institutions to assist the State of Florida and the Gulf region in preparing for and responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The partner institutions will coordinate with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and other state and federal agencies.
Departmental of Environmental Protection Point of Contact
Shelley Yaun, Environmental Administrator
The state’s online resource for information about our response to the oil spill, general information for the public and updates for the media.
Louisiana Department of Fisheries & Wildlife
To report oiled wildlife: 1-866-557-1401 (Deepwater Horizon Unified Command). Messages will be checked hourly.
To discuss spill related damage: Call 1-800-440-0858 (Deepwater Horizon Unified Command)
To request volunteer information or report oiled shoreline: 1-866-448-5816 (Deepwater Horizon Unified Command)
Louisiana Marine Mammal Stranding Network
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
To report a stranded dolphin, whale or manatee
(24hrs. 7 days a week)
Offers of Expertise and Other Help:
Lauren Farrell, LPC, LMFT
Therapy to help those hurt by oil disaster
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 2010 Oil Spill Incident Response & Information