Submit a Report:
1. Call and leave a voicemail or send a text message to (504) 27 27 OIL or (504) 272-7645
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Fill out the online form at map.labucketbrigade.org
4. Please consider also filing this report with the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Response Center - online or by calling 800-424-8802.
Find out more about the map, why it matters, and who can use it on our FAQ page (hint - everyone can use it)
About the iWitness Pollution Map and LABB:
The iWitness Pollution Map is managed by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB) in partnership with the Gulf Monitoring Consortium (GMC). This map is a repository of eyewitness reports and photos of pollution in the Gulf Region from affected citizens, NGO’s, government agencies, and the parties responsible for the pollution. This system enables fenceline communities, workers, and concerned citizens to speak out about how oil, petrochemical, and other fossil fuel pollution is threatening their livelihood, their health, and the ecosystems they rely on.
The map utilizes the Ushahidi mapping platform, originally developed by Kenyan bloggers to track reports of post-election violence. Ushahidi means “witness” in Swahili. LABB's iWitness Pollution Map was the first application of the Ushahidi platform in a humanitarian response (BP Oil Spill) in the United States and is currently the longest running deployment of an Ushahidi instance.
About Gulf Monitoring Consortium (GMC):
The Gulf Monitoring Consortium is a rapid-response alliance that collects, analyzes and publishes images and other information acquired from space, from the air, and from the surface in order to investigate and expose pollution incidents that occur in the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast region. GMC is composed of organizations actively monitoring the Gulf Region and welcomes new members who agree to its principles of active collaboration and information sharing.
Additional Data for the Map comes from:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Coast Guard’s National Response Center (via SkyTruth)
Icons were used with permission from Green Maps, a non-governmental organization that promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development worldwide using mapmaking.