Restoring the Gulf: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

April 13, 2020

This April marks 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Learn more about our efforts to restore the Gulf’s ecosystem since then.

 

Aerial view of Barataria Basin marsh, part of the Gulf Spill restoration.

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GulfCorps monitoring restored oyster reefs.

This April, NOAA is commemorating 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, considered the largest U.S. offshore oil spill in history, resulting in the tragic loss of human and marine life. NOAA and other federal and Gulf state partners are working with the public, partners, and industry to support restoration and recovery of the Gulf of Mexico’s natural resources using the $20.8 billion environmental damage settlement.

NOAA is using lessons learned from the spill and subsequent research to be even better prepared to provide expert scientific support during responses and damage assessments of present and future oil spills.

Explore the features below to learn how more about the ways we are restoring the Gulf and the progress we’ve made 10 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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