Through reports, encyclopedia-style articles, a glossary, and more than 80 external resource links, the Online Clearinghouse for Education & Networking: Oil Interdisciplinary Learning (OCEAN-OIL) explores the causes, magnitude, and consequences of the world's largest marine oil spill, as well as offshore drilling and the use of energy and society.

The site is open-access and peer-reviewed ? funded by the National Science Foundation and created by Boston University, Louisiana State University, and the National Council for Science and the Environment.