The NOAA Deepwater Horizon Archive serves as a centralized location online for much of the information NOAA gathered during the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill response and restoration activities.
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/BP oil spill 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 to the spill and now the long-term restoration of the Gulf Coast.
Much of that information is now located in the NOAA Deepwater Horizon Archive, including daily weather and oil trajectory forecasts, emergency fisheries closure and reopening maps, mission reports, and much more on the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
For the latest information on NOAA's restoration efforts for the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill, visit www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov.