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PNNL Contributes Expertise to Gulf Coast Oil Spill Restoration Study

National Academy report recommends new practices for ecosystem restoration—an $18 billion investment

July 2017

The Macondo Well Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the largest accidental oil spill in U.S. history. The spring 2010 spill caused widespread destruction to Gulf Coast communities, numerous habitats, and species. A study was sponsored to inform monitoring and evaluation of restoration activities in the Gulf, and the results were captured in a report.

ThermalTracker: The Secret Lives of Bats and Birds Revealed

Open-source software can help accelerate widespread deployment of offshore wind

May 2017

Offshore wind developers and stakeholders can accelerate the sustainable, widespread deployment of offshore wind using a new open-source software program called ThermalTracker. Researchers can now collect the data they need to better understand the potential effects of offshore wind turbines on bird and bat populations.

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