As the nation’s experts on oceanic and atmospheric science and the lead science agency for oil spills, NOAA was on the scene of the Deepwater Horizon incident since the earliest moments of the crisis. Our scientists used data from satellites, aircraft, ships, buoys, and gliders to collect and provide mission-critical information to guide the emergency response and now the long-term restoration of the Gulf Coast. Much of that information is now centralized on this website, including daily weather and oil trajectory forecasts, emergency fisheries closure and reopening maps, mission reports, and much more.
Issue 8: December 17, 2010
NOAA has more than twenty years of experience restoring wildlife and habitats impacted by oil spills, hazardous waste sites and vessel groundings.
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