Outreaching from the Gulf: Video Documentation of the Oil Spill Impacts on Deepwater Shipwrecks
This paper will be written from the perspective of the ten years that passed between the 2004 Deep Gulf Wrecks study and the 2014 BOEM study of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts on shipwrecks. What was innovative and unexpected in 2004 has now become expected in 2014. Dr. Dennis Aig, who headed the video unit in 2004, will discuss the basic protocols, now-primitive video equipment, and improvisation involved in the 2004 project to study the wrecks as examples of developing artificial reefs. Roshan Patel, a graduate student in Montana State University's Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program, will present the video documentation of the 2014 oil spill impacts project. He will discuss how the protocols established by the 2004 mission and other deepwater expeditions aided by high-definition video equipment and web capabilities affected both the documentation process and the public expectations of visual outreach media in 2014.
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Outreaching from the Gulf: Video Documentation of the Oil Spill Impacts on Deepwater Shipwrecks. Dennis I. Aig, Roshan Patel. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433812)
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