On May 12, 2016, approximately 88,200 gallons of oil was discharged from a Shell subsea well-head flow line in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration is supporting the U.S. Coast Guard response to this oil spill in the Green Canyon oil reserve area.
Being involved in disaster response, we at NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration know what can go wrong when a hurricane hits the coast—after all, we've seen it firsthand.
Learn how we all can take steps to prepare for hurricanes and protect ourselves and our belongings.
When an oil spill strikes coastal waters, the U.S. Coast Guard asks the oceanographers at NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration for an oil spill trajectory.
Watch a video and get a peek at how we model the oil's path during a spill.
See what happened when government agencies and nonprofits combined efforts and funding to find a unique restoration solution for a polluted waste site in Texas.
Learn about the marsh restoration project that came out of this partnership.
The programs of the CAMEO software suite are designed to help prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby.
ERMA is an online mapping tool integrating static and real-time data in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers.
ADIOS is an oil spill response tool that models how different types of oil weather in the marine environment.
GNOME is a software modeling tool used to predict the possible route pollutants might follow on the water's surface.
The CAFE database is a software program that helps responders assess environmental impacts to biological species from chemical or oil spills into aquatic environments.
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