Gulf Science Monitor

This site contains historical information from 2010, and may not contain the most up to date information.

NOAA and its partners collected a vast amount of data related to the Deepwater Horizon spill. Those data are and will be made available to interested parties for review and analysis.



Quotation Mark"Good science – from the wisdom gleaned from the Exxon Valdez and other spills to new information obtained during this response and continuing well beyond it – will shape the continuum from response and recovery to restoration."

Jane Lubchenco,
NOAA Administrator

GeoPlatform is a one-stop shopping for information about the Deepwater Horizon response effort. GeoPlatform integrates data including fishery area closures, wildlife data, locations of oiled shoreline and current positions of deployed research ships into one customizable interactive map.



Spot Forecasts

The NOAA National Weather Service’s New Orleans/Baton Rouge forecast office provided more than 4,000 spot weather forecasts between April and October 2010 to ensure Deepwater Horizon responders in the air, on the water, and on the ground had the most accurate information needed for safe operations.

View the Forecast Archive »

View the Decision Support Page »

Spot Forecast Map

Tide and Current Data

NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) provides weather and water level data for the Gulf Coast.  Users can view archived tide, current, and meteorological information.


Tide and Current Data

Climate and Oceanographic Data

NOAA’s National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) maintains an archive of data from the Deepwater Horizon response. The archive includes climate and oceanographic data and metadata, and is fully searchable.


Archived Deepwater Horizon Data