New Online BP Deepwater Horizon Interactive Spill Map

Posted: June 14th, 2010 by: h2

Now you can track various parts of the Deepwater Horizon spill using the new ERMA Interactive Spill Map. (ERMA stands for Environmental Response Management Application). Or just visit the home page, where you can also access the map.

Read more about the ERMA application here, – Federal Agencies Introduce Online Mapping Tool to Track Gulf Response.

Today, NOAA launches a new federal website meant to answer those questions with clarity and transparency– a one-stop shop for detailed near-real-time information about the response to the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill. The website incorporates data from the various agencies that are working together to tackle the spill.

Originally designed for responders who make operational decisions to the oil spill disaster, integrates the latest data on the oil spill’s trajectory, fishery closed areas, wildlife and place-based Gulf Coast resources — such as pinpointed locations of oiled shoreline and daily position of research ships — into one customizable interactive map.

The launch of the public site is designed to facilitate communication and coordination among a variety of users — from federal, state and local responders to local community leaders and the public — the site is designed to be fast, user-friendly and constantly updated.

Beyond NOAA data, the site includes data from Homeland Security, the Coast Guard, the Fish and Wildlife Service, EPA, NASA, U.S. Geological Survey and the Gulf states . Agencies contribute data through the response data sharing mechanism within the command posts. This includes posting geospatial data on a common server, allowing access and use for multiple spatial platforms.

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