NOAA launches website on Deepwater Horizon oil spill

04 Jan 2011
NOAA has unveiled a web archive of information used during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

NOAA has unveiled a web archive of information used during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.Credit: NOAA

NOAA has unveiled a web archive of the maps, wildlife reports, scientific reports and other previously released public information used by emergency responders, fishermen, mariners and local officials during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The NOAA Deepwater Horizon Library can be accessed via http://www.noaa.gov/deepwaterhorizon.

The website contains previously released public information related to the response, including:

  • 450 nearshore, offshore and cumulative oil trajectory forecasts
  • 33 fishery closure area and 9 fishery reopening maps
  • 129 wildlife reports for animals including sea turtles and marine mammals
  • 58 nautical chart updates
  • 38 Gulf loop current location maps
  • More than 4,000 ‘spot’ weather forecasts requested by responders

The archive also contains image and video galleries, fact sheets and publications, press releases and transcripts, educational resources, and mission logs by crew members on board several of the eight NOAA ships responding to the spill and the damage assessment. NOAA will continue to update the website with information products in the weeks and months ahead.

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