web tool tracks gulf oil spill effects - oil spill containment

by:Demi     2019-09-12
web tool tracks gulf oil spill effects  -  oil spill containment
A network tool originally set up to track political violence in Kenya is being used to monitor the consequences of the oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico.
Ushahidi is a free online map tool that collects and draws reports from people by email
Email, SMS and Twitter.
It was used together after the earthquake in Haiti. Overall relief.
The goal of the oil spill map is to track for a long time
Long-term impact of leaks on commercial fisheries.
Most of the reports came from fishermen who were unable to go to sea because of oil.
An anonymous report reads: "He claims to be a pearl diver.
He said he was eating the Red Cross truck and hated it.
All he wanted to do was go back to his job of harvesting oysters.
"Others have reported the deaths of birds and animals, as well as incidents such as the presence of barricades washed ashore.
On April, an explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the state of Luis Anna.
BP has managed to seal one of the three leaks, but oil is still flowing into the sea.
The Luiz Anna State bucket brigade, the Environmental Monitoring Team, has established a Ushahidi map to track the impact of the leak.
"The point is to make a collective visual effect, and we can all see the severity of the problem," she said . " The director of the group, Anne Rolfi, told BBC News after Hurricane Katrina that there were many anecdotes about people's experiences, but not all of them were recorded in one place.
She added that the organization decided to focus on recording the impact on the fisheries as it would "suffer the most ".
"They managed to rebuild their homes after Hurricane Katrina, but now, not only can they not fish, they will be in further debt.
"The map of the oil spill was built with the help of students at Durham University in New Orleans.
It was originally designed to monitor the contamination of refineries in the area but was not used.
"We have built the infrastructure and then the oil leaks," MS Rolfe said . ".
Usha Hidi is behind.
Election violence in Kenya was recorded in 2008.
Since then, it has been deployed in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti, helping to plan thousands of reports and then being used together by organizations such as the Red Cross
Coordinate their rescue efforts. The so-
The tool called crowdsourcing is free and the organization behind it encourages people to install and run it themselves.
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