In 2018, the Deepwater Horizon Trustees continued another year of restoration in the Gulf of Mexico. Annual reports on all of the Trustees’ work, and an annual financial summary are now available. We provide these reports each year to help stakeholders and communities stay up to date on our work.
The 2018 annual reports include new information on the Trustees’ planning activities and project implementation. They show each activity’s status as of December 31, 2018. In total, there are 171 reports available, which include 139 approved restoration projects. The remaining reports focus on restoration plans and other planning activities.
The updated reports can be found on the Gulf Spill website via each of the seven Restoration Area pages and our interactive map of Gulf Spill Restoration Projects. Go to either of those resources to find links to detailed information on individual activities.
- If you’re on a Restoration Area page, direct links to each activity or project are under the “Projects” heading. Click on a project name, then you’ll be sent to its project page where the report can be downloaded by clicking on the “Print Last Annual Report” link.
- In the interactive map, locate a project and click on the “More Project Information” link in the pop up window. You’ll then be sent to the same project page mentioned above.
The annual reports include descriptions of the activities and projects, and Trustee staff contacts. Additionally, they include monitoring, financial, and environmental compliance information. Although all Trustee Implementation Group activities, including restoration planning activities and projects, are listed on the Restoration Area pages, only projects are listed in the interactive map.
The Trustees also released the 2018 Annual Financial Summary Report (PDF, 2 pg), which breaks down funds for each Trustee Implementation Group through December 31, 2018. The summary is a 2018 snapshot of what’s been received under the Consent Decree, and allocated to restoration planning and projects. The 2016 settlement with BP included up to $8.8 billion for restoration to address natural resource injuries from the spill.
Find more advanced data exploration tools in the Data Integration Visualization Exploration and Reporting Portal, or “DIVER.” This is an easy-to-remember acronym for a powerful restoration reporting tool. You can use DIVER to search, map, and download data on all our restoration projects and related activities.
Stay Tuned for More Information After June 6 Annual Meeting
After the Trustee Council’s Annual Public Meeting on June 6, we’ll provide presentations and fact sheet materials from the event, including summaries of 2018-2019 restoration plans, highlighted projects and other information. 2017 highlights were posted in spring of last year.