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The current ROV DIARY: Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV # 248 - BP Gulf Catastrophe - khowell.

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PLEASE visit Pam LaPier's diary 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.

Kairos brought us a motherlode of technical data which includes a 19 mb 48 page BP Accident Investigation Overview and a 12 mb 147 page Confidential TransOcean Assurance Analysis of the BOP with detailed control diagrams starting at page 56.

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.

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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
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44838/45135 - Ocean Intervention's ROV 2
46566/54013 - Viking Poseidon's ROV 1
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31499/31500 - Boa Deep C's ROV 1
22458/23729 - Boa Deep C's ROV 2
45685/49182 - Skandi Neptune's ROV 1 (Hercules 14)
45683/45684 - Skandi Neptune's ROV 2 (Hercules 6)
47175/21144 - Discoverer Enterprise's ROV 1
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37235/37270 - Q4000's ROV 1
35523/35624 - Q4000's ROV 2
41434/41436 - Olympic Challenger's ROV 1
40788/40789 - Olympic Challenger's ROV 2
24951/24975 - Discoverer Inspiration's ROV 1
30948/35246 - HOS Achiever's ROV 1
35461/36301 - HOS Achiever's ROV 2

Bobo's lightweight ROV Multi-feed: A great low impact multi-view page
Once 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 # 248 - BP Gulf Catastrophe - khowell
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV # 247 - Day 100 BP Gulf Catastrophe - gchaucer2
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV # 246 - BP Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV # 245 - BP Gulf Catastrophe - Lorinda Pike
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV # 244 BP Gulf Catastrophe - GChaucer2
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #243 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Ursoklevar
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #242 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Khowell
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #241 - Ships Returning to the Site - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #240 - Bye Bye Bonnie - BP's Gulf Catastrophe -Pam LaPier
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #239 - Bye Bye Bonnie - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #238 - Bonnie Blows Herself Out - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #237 - Bugging Out for Bonnie - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #236 - Bugging Out for Bonnie - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #235 - BP's Gulf Disaster Daily and Storm Watch Kairos
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #234 - It Ain't Over Yet - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - David PA
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #233 - It Ain't Over Yet - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Gulf Watchers Liveblog ROV #232 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Tomtech
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #231 - It Ain't Over Yet - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - David PA
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #230 - It Ain't Over Yet - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #229 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #228: BP's Gulf Coast Disaster. - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #227: BP's Gulf Coast Disaster. - Orange Crush
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #226. BP's Gulf Coast Disaster. - ekyprogressive
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #225 - What makes a place a place - khowell
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #224 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - bubbanomics

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. That diary having timed out, bigjacbigjacbigjac next took up the cause and posted a new bio diary here. The latest bio diary was posted by Ursoklevar on 7-25 and includes the bio's from the previous diaries in alphabetical order by user name.

If you'd like, feel free to join in by sharing a little about yourself there.

Originally posted to Gulf Watchers on Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 03:00 AM PDT.

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