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The current ROV DIARY: Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #349 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi

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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.

40 page 12mb report on the Macondo well

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

The motherlode of technical data Kairos brought us was removed, but the 19 mb 48 page BP Accident Investigation Overview and the 12 mb 147 page Confidential TransOcean Assurance Analysis of the BOP with detailed control diagrams starting at page 56, are still available.

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...

A video primer on ROV Watching, from GW regular sometv.

Video Feeds
20876/21507  - Development Driller II's ROV 1
32900/49178  - Development Driller II's ROV 2
31233/31218 - Boa Sub C's ROV 1
31219/33627 - Boa Sub 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
21145/21327 - Discoverer Enterprise's ROV 2
37235/37270 - Q4000's ROV 1
35523/35624 - Q4000's ROV 2
30948/35246 - HOS Achiever's ROV 1
35461/36301 - HOS Achiever's ROV 2

Restore the has put up a government sponsored multi-feed.
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 #349 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #348 - Waiting on Weather - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #347 - Wishin' and Hopin' - BP's Gulf Catastroph - KHowell
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #346 - Watching and Waiting - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight / Tomtech
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #345 - Hurry up and wait - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Lorinda Pike
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #344 - Broken Handle & Stack Removal - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #343 - Stack removal is due - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Tomtech
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #342 - Prepping for the BOP removal - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - David PA
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #341 - Disassembling Stuff - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #340 - BOP Swapping - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #339 - Removals... BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Lorinda Pike
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #338 - As the anniversary approaches - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - khowell
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #337 - Perpetual fishin' - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #336 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - KHowell
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #335 - Waiting for a Fishin' Safari? - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulfgal98
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #334 - More Waiting... - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Gulf Watchers Overnight/peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #333 - Waiting... - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - Yasuragi
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #332 -  BP's Gulf Catastrophe - khowell
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #330 - Cantankerous ram - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - peraspera
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #329 - BP's Gulf Catastrophe - greenbird
Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #328 - 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. 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 Sep 01, 2010 at 03:00 AM PDT.

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