Offshore Oil Drilling

Follow The Team

The Ocean Futures Team has completed Expedition Two to the front line of the Gulf Oil Disaster. When the Team returns to the Gulf you will be able to follow them, in real time, here. Please check back often.

The OFS Team First Expedition to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill Map

Ocean Futures Society is committed to being a part of the solution. The team has again used the EPA calculation tool for their carbon footprint and will offset through GreenShipping and Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

Please help us follow more than the oil; help us follow the solution.

Ground Transportation:

  • June 29: 106.118 Gallons of fuel produced 2,058.69 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $26.76
  • June 30: 89.10 Gallons of fuel produced 1,728.54 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $22.47
  • July 1: 56.508 Gallons of fuel produced 1,096.26 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $14.25
  • July 2: 25.583 Gallons of fuel produced 496.31 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $6.45
  • July 3: 23.392 Gallons of fuel produced 453.79 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $5.90
  • July 4: 18.284 Gallons of fuel produced 354.71 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $4.61
  • July 6: 25.108 Gallons of fuel produced 487.09 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $6.33
  • July 8: 17.557 Gallons of fuel produced 340.61 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $4.43
  • July 10: 45.61 Gallons of fuel produced 884.83 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $11.50
  • July 11: 17.752 Gallons of fuel produced 344.39 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $4.48
  • July 12: 15.020 Gallons of fuel produced 291.39 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $3.79
  • July 13: 20.162 Gallons of fuel produced 391.14 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $5.08
  • July 15: 21.604 Gallons of fuel produced 419.12 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $5.45
  • July 17: 14.690 Gallons of fuel produced 284.99 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $3.70
  • July 18: 56.477 Gallons of fuel produced 1,095.65 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $14.24
  • July 22: 10.874 Gallons of fuel produced 210.96 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $2.74
  • July 26: 19.771 Gallons of fuel produced 383.56 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $4.97
  • July 29: 18.123 Gallons of fuel produced 351.59 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $4.57
  • July 30: 17.300 Gallons of fuel produced 335.62 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $4.36
  • August 2: 48.273 Gallons of fuel produced 936.50 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $12.17
  • August 3: 83.763 Gallons of fuel produced 1,625.00 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $21.12
  • August 4: 59.908 Gallons of fuel produced 1,162.22 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $15.11

Lodging:

  • June 29: 2 hotel rooms produced 60 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $0.78
  • June 30: 2 hotel rooms produced 60 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $0.78
  • July 1: 2 rooms produced 60 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $0.78
  • July 2: 4 rooms produced 120 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.56
  • July 3: 4 rooms produced 120 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.56
  • July 4: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 5: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 6: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 7: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 8: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 9: 4 rooms produced 120 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.56
  • July 10: 4 rooms produced 120 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.56
  • July 11: 4 rooms produced 120 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.56
  • July 12: 4 rooms produced 120 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.56
  • July 13: 4 rooms produced 120 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.56
  • July 14: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 15: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 16: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 17: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 18: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 19: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 20: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 21: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 22: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 23: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 24: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 25: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 26: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 27: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 28: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 29: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 30: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • July 31: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • August 1: 3 rooms produced 90 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $1.17
  • August 2: 2 hotel rooms produced 60 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $0.78
  • August 3: 2 hotel rooms produced 60 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $0.78

Boat Transportation

  • July 4: 43.174 Gallons of fuel produced 837.58 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $10.89
  • July 7: 23.494 Gallons of fuel produced 455.78 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $5.93
  • July 11: 32.652 Gallons of fuel produced 633.45 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $8.24
  • July 21: 45.47 Gallons of fuel produced 882.118 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $11.47
  • July 29: 25.191 Gallons of fuel produced 488.71 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $14.24
  • July 30: 22.62 Gallons of fuel produced 438.828 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $5.70

Air Transportation

  • July 2: One way flight for 3 people (1,736 miles X 3) emitted 4,088.28 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $53.15
  • July 12: One way flight for 1 person (1,180 miles) emitted 952 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $11.69
  • July 13: One way flight for 1 person (1,736 miles) emitted 1362.76 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $17.72
  • July 14: One way flight for 1 person (1,180 miles) emitted 952 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $11.69
  • July 20: One way flight for 1 person (1,736 miles) emitted 1362.76 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $17.72
  • July 21: One way flight for 1 person (1,736 miles) emitted 1362.76 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $17.72
  • July 24: One way flight for 1 person (1,736 miles) emitted 1362.76 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $17.72
  • August 2: One way flight for 1 person (1,736 miles) emitted 1362.76 pounds of CO2. Cost to offset: $17.72

Grand Total for Trip Two to the Gulf (June 29 - August 4, 2010):

35,575.506 pounds of CO2 emitted. Total Cost to offset: $468.98

Grand Total for Trip One to the Gulf (May 11-28, 2010):

25,317.944 pounds of CO2 offset. Total cost to offset: $316.75