Recovering the Gulf

The impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster will be felt for years if not decades to come. This website provides an overview of the ongoing regional restoration and recovery efforts and how you can participate in them.

Publications & Resources

NEW: Recording from RESTORE Act Regulations Webinar

August 2014

We've posted the recording of our August webinar on The New RESTORE Act Regulations, Notice, and Guidelines from Treasury.

NEW: Cheat Sheet to Recent RESTORE Act Documents

This sheet provides an overview of the multiple documents recently released by the Treasury Department related to the administration, distribution of funds, and proposal of projects and programs under the RESTORE Act.


Our new report summarizes how the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) may apply to the RESTORE Act.

UPDATED: Gulf Coast Restoration & Recovery 101

This short resource guides readers through the key processes that have been initiated to help recover and restore the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon.

NEW: Funding Deepwater Horizon Restoration & Recovery: How Much, Going Where, For What?

Our new report focuses on the funds that are being distributed to governmental and nongovernmental entities for regional restoration and recovery activities.

NEW: Building Bridges between Restoration Programs and Existing Federal Programs

Our new Building Bridges-Federal report focuses on linkages between the disaster recovery funding and existing federal conservation and restoration programs.

NEW: Restoration Projects Database

View our new searchable database of Gulf restoration projects to see how restoration funds are being spent in the five Gulf states.

Click here for a full list of our publications

We are happy to provide hard copies of any ELI resource on this list. Email to request.

Workshops & Events

Interested in an Event?

We are continually planning workshops around the Gulf on the ongoing recovery and restoration processes. Please email us if you have questions about when and where the next event will take place. We also host seminars and telebriefings on an as-needed basis. Please email us if you have a specific topic you would like us to address.

Past ELI Workshops

View our "Past Workshops" page for details about previous ELI workshops on Deepwater Horizon restoration and recovery.

Past ELI Events

View our "Other Events" page for details about previous seminars and telebriefings that ELI has organized on Deepwater Horizon issues.