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Annotated Bibliography of Hydrocarbon Event Literature

Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (TU/DRLA) and the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC) reviewed literature and compiled a bibliography pertaining to hydrocarbon events from the past three decades. This annotated bibliography includes 99 documents published from 1989-2005, drawing upon the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and other hydrocarbon events from across the globe. This resource was developed by CRGC partners. CRGC logo


Tulane ByWater Institute

Tulane's riverfront campus is devoted to the study and preservation of Louisiana's waterways and coast. The Bywater Institute's mission is to foster applied research and community engagement on coastal concerns as well as incubate innovation within the emerging environmental and energy sectors. Tulane University is a CRGC partner. CRGC logo


Coastal Resource & Resilience Center (CRRC)

The Coastal Resource and Resiliency Center conducts lay health worker trainings in the coastal parishes and counties of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Its primary goal is to improve overall health outcomes in the target area, especially among disadvantaged and under-served populations. CRRC is a CRGC partner. CRGC logo


The Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA)

Website of The Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA), which is dedicated to the systematic strengthening of global humanitarian leadership, a process that integrates education, research, and application – to achieve increased resilience in communities and individuals impacted by natural and manmade disasters. This resource was developed by CRGC partners. CRGC logo


Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University (LSU)

The LSU Department of Sociology is home to a vibrant graduate teaching program and offers the only Ph.D. in sociology in the state of Louisiana. Faculty carry out nationally and internationally recognized research on basic and applied social science questions. The department is a partner in the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities. LSU is a CRGC partner. CRGC logo


RAND Gulf States Policy Institute

RAND created the Gulf States Policy Institute in 2005 to support hurricane recovery and long-term economic development in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Today, RAND Gulf States provides objective analysis to federal, state, and local leaders in support of evidence-based policymaking and the well-being of individuals throughout the Gulf States region. RGSPI is a CRGC partner. CRGC logo


Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

The ultimate goal of the GoMRI is to improve society’s ability to understand, respond to and mitigate the impacts of petroleum pollution and related stressors of the marine and coastal ecosystems, with an emphasis on conditions found in the Gulf of Mexico. The GoMRI website shares the results of the initiative's research.


A Boater’s Guide to Handling Oil and Fuel Spills

Work or play along the Gulf Coast? Know what to do in the event of an accidental spill. This resource, made possible in part by a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and the Sea Grant programs of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Mississippi-Alabama, provides boaters with information on how to prevent accidental oil spills, what to do if they see an oil spill, and who to contact to report such an event.


The Exxon and BP Oil Spills: A Comparison of Psychosocial Impacts

Did the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill have similar psychosocial impacts as the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill? The authors answer this question by comparing survey results from a random sample of Cordova, Alaska, residents collected 18 months after the Exxon spill with a random sample of residents in the Alabama coastal counties of Baldwin and south Mobile 1 year after the BP disaster.


A place-based model for understanding community resilience to natural disasters

There is considerable research interest on the meaning and measurement of resilience from a variety of research perspectives including those from the hazards/disasters and global change communities. This paper provides a new framework, the disaster resilience of place (DROP) model, designed to improve comparative assessments of disaster resilience at the local or community level.


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