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NOAA Deepwater Horizon Spill Response Websites

As response to the Deepwater Horizon incident continues, many offices within NOAA have websites offering information and resources related to the the spill response.

NOAA's Deepwater Horizon Spill Portal
As the nation’s leading scientific resource for oil spills, NOAA has been on the scene of the Deepwater Horizon spill from the start, providing coordinated scientific weather and biological response services to federal, state and local organizations. Visit this page for NOAA-related news and information related to the spill.

Images and Video

NOAA’s Deepwater Horizon Spill Response Photos
The Deepwater Horizon image gallery includes photos taken to illustrate NOAA’s response to the BP oil spill.

NOAA’s Deepwater Horizon Spill Response Videos
The Deepwater Horizon video gallery includes videos showing NOAA’s role in the Deepwater Horizon incident response. B-roll footage is also available through the gallery.

Gulf Coast Deepwater Horizon Incident Imagery
This site provides aerial photographs of the Gulf Coast acquired by the National Geodetic Survey in an effort to protect wildlife and the shoreline.

Mapping Tools

Geospatial Platform: Gulf Spill Response
This website provides detailed real-time information on the BP oil spill via an interactive map powered by the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®). ERMA is an innovative tool providing responders and decision makers with access to critical datasets that are integrated in a secure, fast and user-friendly format.

U.S. MPAs in Proximity of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
The MPA Center has created this (pdf) map to show the boundaries of U.S. MPAs that could be affected by the oil.

NOAA Nautical Charts Display Deepwater BP Oil Spill Projections
To help mariners safely navigate in the Gulf region following the Deepwater BP incident, the Office of Coast Survey is producing daily updates to nautical chart products that display the spill zone forecast based on current spill projections. The charts depict the 48-hour forecast for oil location, juxtaposed against the standard safety fairways that lead to port approaches.

NOAA Ship Tracker
This website shows the location of NOAA ships. Visitors can access a map background that overlays the current NOAA 24-hour trajectory forecast (nearshore and offshore) on top of NOAA raster charts.

Coastal Ecosystem Maps: Gulf of Mexico
This geographic information system tool allows visitors to visualize data sets on bathymetry, managed species, essential fish habitat, oyster reef locations, etc. Oil spill data has been added, and users can see the oil spill location in relation to the ecosystem data.

Observing Data

National Weather Service Deepwater Horizon Page
National Weather Service page for daily and hourly forecasts, winds, and currents specifically impacting the oil spill response.

National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) Products and Operations Involved in Response to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
This site that provides links to NESDIS products and operations involved in response to Gulf of Mexico oil spill, such as ocean and current meter data.

Gulf of Mexico Data at the National Oceanographic Data Center
This site provides access to National Oceanographic Data Center data such as water temperatures, ecosystem maps, and satellite animations for the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf of Mexico QuickLook
This site provides a view of NOAA water levels and meteorological data in the oil-spill area.

New Orleans QuickLook
This site provides a view of NOAA water levels and meteorological data in the New Orleans area.

MyPORTS Specialized Display of Current Speeds and Directions
This site provides a view of NOAA current meter data in the Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Mobile Bay areas.

MyPORTS Specialized Display
This site provides a view of NOAA current meter and wind data in the Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Mobile Bay areas.

Bioeffects Assessment Program
This site includes relevant NCCOS geographic information system data for the Gulf region, including historical mussel watch data dating back to 1986, 10 bioeffects studies addressing chemical contamination and toxicity of sediments in nearshore environments, Gulf regional bioeffects studies in offshore waters, and biological data.

Monitoring the Gulf of Mexico Conditions During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
For many years, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory scientists have been devising methods and tools to allow for the real-time monitoring of ocean conditions. This website is designed to provide some of these tools and products showing the current condition of several parameters in the Gulf of Mexico, including information about ocean currents, sea surface temperature, sea level, and ocean color.

NOAA CoastWatch
The CoastWatch website provides a variety of environmental data, such as sea surface temperatures, ocean color, and winds, from several different satellite platforms covering all U.S. coastal waters, including the Gulf of Mexico.

Fisheries Updates

Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill: Federal Fisheries Closure and Other Information
This website, updated daily, contains information about federal fisheries closures in the Gulf of Mexico and fact sheets about fish stocks, protected resources, and habitat in the Gulf.

Informational Updates

IncidentNews, Deepwater Horizon
The IncidentNews site provides information for responders about the daily incident response status.

Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP)
This website provides information about natural resource damage assessments conducted by NOAA's DARRP. 

National Ocean Service Response to the Deepwater Horizon Spill
As response to the Deepwater Horizon incident continues, many offices within NOS are contributing existing expertise to response efforts. The stories on this page provide overviews of activities in which NOS is involved.

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: Deepwater Horizon Update
This page provides an update on the Deepwater Horizon incident as it pertains to national marine sanctuaries.

external linkGulf of Mexico Sea Grant Programs: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico (GOM) oil spill website, hosted by the four GOM Sea Grant programs, provides visitors with access to data concerning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Website content will be continually updated, and visitors should check back often for new and revised information.