Barataria Bay Mapping Project
Publication on the Barataria Project:
Find all maps of the project here!
N: no oil
L: low oil
M: medium oil
H: high oil
This page was used by the Barataria Project Participants to organize mapping trips, data sets and all other information related to this project. A description of the project can be found here.
- Barataria Bay on Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/lgYBN
- Planning spreadsheet for processing barataria bay maps
Barataria Bay is growing rapidly, as the northern rim marshes lose land rapidly from accelerating erosional forces. BP's oiling was very heavy in these areas, which were and continue to be difficult to clean without destroying outright. BP's oiling is accelerating the erosional process in this area. This photographic effort and mapping allows us to show that in great detail to a mass audience, and hold BP accountable for its damages, despite its massive Public Relations campaign and close ties to the US government.
Eventually, the State of Louisiana plans to restore these "Rim" marshes (SMP 2012 A-2 page SE-23, project 002.MC.07, $216 million). Therefore, it is vitally important to record how the oil is affecting the erosion of these marshes, so that that project has the highest change of success.
Past post on image stitching in wetlands: http://publiclab.org/notes/gonzoearth/1-4-2012/georectifying-wetlands
First Trip: February 9th
Feb 9th 1: BL2
Feb 9th 2:
Feb 9th 3: BM2
Cartography Collective: Second set is not in the Cartography Collective document.
BL1 first set, dark: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B32DNGN8pX_XdlY5b0oxVHpMeE0&usp=sharing
BH4 second set, lack of focus https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B32DNGN8pX_XWDFWc3l5alFlNlE&usp=sharing
BM2 third set: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B32DNGN8pX_Xd1I4cTdnWld5MEk&usp=sharing
Second Trip: February 16th
first site: Barataria channel --SPE
second and third sites, below
Feb 16th 1: BCS SPE
Feb 16th 2: BN3 east
Feb 16th 3: BL1
Second set is not in the Cartography Collective document.
BCS SPE first set, large: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B32DNGN8pX_XT1EtWWhzZndxNmc&usp=sharing
BN3 east https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B32DNGN8pX_XWGtqeTJQZEhWZUU&usp=sharing
BL1 third set: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B32DNGN8pX_XY25VSkJQMmZwQTQ&usp=sharing
Third Trip: February 27th
Becki, Scott, Jenna, Susan, Zach Mouton
FourthTrip: March 21st
Richie, Lindsay, Marie, Alexis, Scott
Flight: April 19th
Scott, Lance Ryberg via Southwings.org
FifthTrip: April 20th
Fly high, as high as you can fly, fly that high, and then higher.
If there is little-to-no wind, you can:
A) Be a kite cowboy-or-girl and send up a kite anyway and tell the boat captain to gun it, or
B) Use a gall-darn balloon.
We chose option A because we are kite cowboys-and-girls but you, the rational PublicLabber, should probably choose option B. Choose option B and then refer to #1 above.
Don't forget to put a tail wing on your camera rig. We forgot, but still got some great pictures.
Notes from the day - Sunday April 20, 2014:
Monitoring 4-yr effects of BP DwH oil spill on marsh in Barataria Bay with Public Lab
- left Delta Marina in Empire, Louisiana at 9:45 AM
- w/ Capt. Jody Donewar, Dan H, Andre, Jordan M, Alex S, and Matt P
- crossing Bay Sanbois, Bay Batiste, Bay Jimmy
- will document island @ W. boundary of Bay Jimmy
- kite up: 11:00 AM
- rig weight ~0.25 kg / 0.55 lb; kite lift ~0.615 kg
11:12 AM - images with land
- transect started
- captured "land" (hopefully) until ~11:35 AM
- sites were BL3 and BH3
- captured on 32 GB microSD card ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Pass 2: sites BH1, BH2, BBM1
- on A1 8 GB SD card -11:55 AM - kite up in air for pass 2
to be continued...
Patti Smith says: "Because the kite belongs to lovers."
Jordan, Dan NOLA, Alex S, Matt P, Andre Lyon
Sixth Trip: June 12th
Stevie, Dan B, Matt P, Scott