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The current ROV DIARY: Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #218 - Darryl House

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  • We take volunteers for subsequent diaries in the sub diaries or ROV's as we have playfully coined them.
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PLEASE visit Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier's diaries to find out how you can help the Gulf now and in the future. We don't have to be idle! And thanks to Crashing Vor and Pam LaPier for working on this!

To repeat: please refrain from commenting in this mothership diary - it only serves to point people in the right direction.

Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill Reference Material - from Whitis is the best source for everything..   The quantitative data diary has also been moved there.

Kossak Sillia gives a concise explanation of the mothership and liveblog:

This diary, that is, the mothership, forms the hub from which you can reach the other diaries. Or, think of it as a table of contents in the front page of a book. You use this diary to find a link to the latest discussions. You can also find links here to past discussions (previous diaries) if you wanted to read them.

The actual liveblog diaries (in this case playfully referred to as a 'submersible' or ROV) is where the discussion is--once one of these gets so long that its size is cumbersome, they start a new one. So if you wanted to join in to the most current discussion, you'd click the most recent link. But they leave the links there so that people can still go back and read the older ones if they wish.

The reason for this setup is that it prevents the recommended list from being filled up with many diaries on the same topic. Instead just the mothership will appear on the rec list where everybody can find it, which they can use to navigate to the latest discussion. (That's why we are asked to "rec" the mothership but not the other diaries, just reduces confusion.)
I hope this is sort of what you were wanting to know...

Video Feeds
44287/44668 - OceanInterventionROV1
44838/45135 - OceanInterventionROV2
46566/54013 - Viking_Poseidon_ROV1
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45685/49182 - Skandi_ROV1 (herc14)
45683/45684 - Skandi_ROV2 (herc6)
47175/21144 - Enterprise_ROV_1
21145/21327 - Enterprise_ROV_2
37235/37270 - Q4000_ROV1
35523/35624 - Q4000_ROV2
41434/41436 - Oly_ROV1 (Olympic Challenger's ROV1)
40788/40789 - Oly_ROV2 (Olympic Challenger's ROV2)
24951/24975 - Inspire_ROV1 (Discovery Inspiration's ROV1)
30948/35246 - Hos_ROV1 (HOS Adventure ROV1)
35461/36301 - Hos_ROV2 (HOS Adventure ROV2)

The best multi-view feed
BP Video Feed
CNN multi camera view
PBS This PBS feed is security compliant.
BP videos - Links to all available live feeds from BP
WKRG - Mobile/Pensacola (contains link for an iPhone app at the bottom)
ABC News
A multi-view with feeds from BP, C-SPAN-2, WKRG, and PBS
Vote For America's awesome clickable multi-view

Links, courtesy of several Kossacks

Liveblog diaries
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #218 - Darryl House
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #217 - The Test's Time is UP - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #216 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #215 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #214 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Darryl House
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #213 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Tomtech
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #212 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/David PA
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #211 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - khowell
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #210 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - alkalinesky
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #209 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Lorinda Pike
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #208 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #207 - The End of the Beginning Edition - Petulans
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #206 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #205 - Vigilance > Knowledge > Action Edition - Conchita
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #204 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #203 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Groucho Marxist
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #202 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Tomtech
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #201 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Gulf Watchers ROV #200 - Party and Community Celebration - Garrett
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #199 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #198 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - gulfgal98
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #197 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - khowell

Previous motherships and ROV's from this extensive live blog effort may be found here.

Information on our community can be found in Phil S 33's diary here.  If you'd like, feel free to join in by sharing a little about yourself there.

Originally posted to Gulf Watchers on Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 03:05 AM PDT.

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