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Science in support of the Deepwater Horizon response

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2012
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news
1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
28 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
2 Google+ users

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143 Mendeley
Title
Science in support of the Deepwater Horizon response
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2012
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1204729109
Pubmed ID
Authors

J. Lubchenco, M. K. McNutt, G. Dreyfus, S. A. Murawski, D. M. Kennedy, P. T. Anastas, S. Chu, T. Hunter

Abstract

This introduction to the Special Feature presents the context for science during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, summarizes how scientific knowledge was integrated across disciplines and statutory responsibilities, identifies areas where scientific information was accurate and where it was not, and considers lessons learned and recommendations for future research and response. Scientific information was integrated within and across federal and state agencies, with input from nongovernmental scientists, across a diverse portfolio of needs--stopping the flow of oil, estimating the amount of oil, capturing and recovering the oil, tracking and forecasting surface oil, protecting coastal and oceanic wildlife and habitat, managing fisheries, and protecting the safety of seafood. Disciplines involved included atmospheric, oceanographic, biogeochemical, ecological, health, biological, and chemical sciences, physics, geology, and mechanical and chemical engineering. Platforms ranged from satellites and planes to ships, buoys, gliders, and remotely operated vehicles to laboratories and computer simulations. The unprecedented response effort depended directly on intense and extensive scientific and engineering data, information, and advice. Many valuable lessons were learned that should be applied to future events.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 4%
Mexico 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Canada 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 129 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 22%
Student > Master 30 21%
Researcher 25 17%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Professor 10 7%
Other 21 15%
Unknown 10 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 28%
Environmental Science 29 20%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 18 13%
Engineering 14 10%
Chemistry 5 3%
Other 21 15%
Unknown 16 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 49. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 January 2020.
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#381,110
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#7,915
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#5,049
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Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#85
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