Collection of scribe databases compiled in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in the Gulf of Mexico from 04/23/2010 to 11/08/2011 (NODC Accession 0086261)

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The Scribe Database Collection includes 14 databases containing data from the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill Event Response Phase. These databases are the work of federal agencies, state environmental management agencies and BP and its contractors. The types of information include locations, descriptions, and analysis of water, sediment, oil, tar, dispersant, air and other environmental samples. The versions of the databases included in this collection are the result of the second phase of a clean-up effort by the database owners and contributors to resolve inconsistencies in the initial databases and to harmonize content across the databases in order for these data to be comparable for reliable evaluation and reporting. This effort was initiated in order to meet requirements supporting the Unified Area Command.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Office of Response and Restoration (2013). Collection of scribe databases compiled in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in the Gulf of Mexico from 04/23/2010 to 11/08/2011 (NODC Accession 0086261). Version 3.3. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2010-04-23 to 2011-11-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 31
S: 23.3
E: 79.9
W: 97.3
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Collection of scribe databases compiled in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in the Gulf of Mexico from 04/23/2010 to 11/08/2011 (NODC Accession 0086261)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-08-26
  • revision: 2013-09-12
Edition 3.3
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The process for the review and evaluation of the Scribe databases included in this collection is provided in the document SummaryScribePhaseII.pdf.


The structure of the Scribe database tables and the database Rules are provided in the SummaryScribePhaseII.pdf documentation. The acceptable content (constrained lists) for several database fields is included in the documented Valid Values List, which is also included in the summary documentation.

In this Accession, NODC has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)
  • Alabama EnviroChem Inc. (ALECI)
  • BP
  • British Petroleum
  • Brooks McCall
  • Bunny Bordelon
  • Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health LLC (CTEH)
  • DWH
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Response Team (ERT)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 (R04)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 (R06)
  • Environmental Standards, Inc. (ESI)
  • Ferrel
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FLDEP)
  • Gordon Gunter
  • Gyre
  • Henry Bigelow
  • Hesco Basket
  • Jack Fitz
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
  • MC252
  • Mississippi Canyon
  • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MSDEQ)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R)
  • National Park Service (NPS)
  • Ocean Veritas
  • Pisces
  • Ryan Chouest
  • TPH
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • VOA
  • VOC
  • Walton Smith
  • Wes Bordelon
  • air samples
  • analytical chemistry
  • chemical analysis
  • dispersant
  • environmental samples
  • hydrocarbon
  • laboratory analysis
  • laboratory results
  • marsh
  • nearshore
  • oil fingerprinting
  • oil samples
  • oil spill
  • percent moisture
  • sediment samples
  • semivolatile organic compound
  • sentinal snare
  • tar
  • tar samples
  • tissue samples
  • top kill mud
  • total petroleum hydrocarbons
  • volatile organic analysis
  • volatile organic compound
  • waste sampling
  • water samples
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/ORR > Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOI/NPS > National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • DOI/USGS > U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Gulf Coast
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Texas
Marine Ecoregions of the World
  • Northern Gulf of Mexico
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Office of Response and Restoration (2013). Collection of scribe databases compiled in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in the Gulf of Mexico from 04/23/2010 to 11/08/2011 (NODC Accession 0086261). Version 3.3. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-08-26T18:44:32 - NCEI Accession 0086261 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-08-29T19:06:16 - NCEI Accession 0086261 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2013-09-12T18:53:39 - NCEI Accession 0086261 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
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