Data Integration, Visualization, Exploration, and Reporting (DIVER)

DIVER is a flexible data management tool developed by NOAA to support the Natural Resource Damage Assessment for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

DIVER serves as a centralized data repository that integrates diverse environmental data sets collected from across the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. It allows scientists from different organizations and laboratories located across the country to upload field data, analyses, photographs, and other key information related to their environmental impact studies in a standardized format. DIVER brings together all of that validated information into a single, web-based tool.

You can use the tool's custom query and mapping interface, "DIVER Explorer," to find and download environmental impact data, ranging from oil chemistry to water toxicity and more.

DIVER Explorer provides both a data filter and review tools, which allow users to refine how they look for data and explore large data sets online. Query results are presented in an interactive dashboard, with a map, charts, table of results, metadata (data about the data), and sophisticated options for exporting the data.

Visit DIVER Explorer.

View of DIVER Explorer map and query results for environmental impact data in the Gulf of Mexico.
A view of DIVER Explorer query results shown in an interactive dashboard. (NOAA)

For More Information about DIVER

NOAA Builds Tool to Hold Unprecedented Amounts of Data from Studying an Unprecedented Oil Spill: Learn the behind-the-scenes story of how a NOAA team developed DIVER to gather and organize what would become an unprecedented amount of data generated from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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