Deepwater Horizon MC252 response data from the Environmental Resource Management Application (ERMA) containing turtle and marine mammal observations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collected via aerial surveys 2010-01-01 to 2015-07-27 in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NCEI Accession 0163821)

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This Archival Information Package (AIP) contains Environmental Resource Management Application (ERMA) GIS layers that represent helicopter flights surveys (observations) of marine mammal and turtles close to the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill during April 28th and August 25th. These helicopter flights, based in Houma, LA, were executed to document the presence of marine mammals and sea turtles close to the site and within the oil slick itself. These surveys were designed on an adaptive basis to track the oil slick and support planning for mitigation efforts. The helicopter flights focused on the deep water areas near the incident site and in regions directly affected by oil. The helicopter carried 2-3 trained observers and flew at an altitude of 600 feet at speeds less than 100 knots. The trackline of the survey was designed on an adaptive basis to respond to changes in the location of the oil slick near the incident site. Data were recorded on the location, numbers, and identification of each marine mammal and turtle sighted. The flight track of the helicopter was recorded on a GPS to document the search area. All animals were documented with still photographs and video to the greatest extent that conditions allowed. Video was also recorded when possible to document behavior. The helicopter observations were converted into spreadsheets and GIS data for mapping purposes. The GPS track was downloaded and converted into GIS data. The photo observations were georeferenced, time/date-stamped, and logged into a NOAA photo database. These data were collected during the response to the Mississippi Canyon 252 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and used as part of the Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP).
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Response; NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (2017). Deepwater Horizon MC252 response data from the Environmental Resource Management Application (ERMA) containing turtle and marine mammal observations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collected via aerial surveys 2010-01-01 to 2015-07-27 in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NCEI Accession 0163821). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5QN650H [access date]
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Time Period 2010-01-01 to 2015-07-27
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.6795
S: 26.89725
E: -84.334046
W: -93.78803
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-08-02
Edition 1.1
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
Purpose Data collected in response to the Deepwater Horizon event
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Response; NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (2017). Deepwater Horizon MC252 response data from the Environmental Resource Management Application (ERMA) containing turtle and marine mammal observations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collected via aerial surveys 2010-01-01 to 2015-07-27 in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NCEI Accession 0163821). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5QN650H [access date]
Cited Authors
Originators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
  • waterPollution
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
Submitter Keywords
  • DWH
  • DWH MC252
  • DWH MC252 Incident
  • DWH Macondo 252
  • DWH NRDA
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Deepwater Horizon Incident
  • Deepwater Horizon MC 252 Incident
  • Deepwater Horizon MC252
  • Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment
  • ERMA
  • Environmental Response Management Application
  • NRDA
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessment
  • Northern Gulf of Mexico Cetacean Unusual Mortality Event 2010-2015 (NOAA) (PDARP)
  • PDARP
  • Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan
  • Wildlife Observations
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Response; NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (2017). Deepwater Horizon MC252 response data from the Environmental Resource Management Application (ERMA) containing turtle and marine mammal observations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collected via aerial surveys 2010-01-01 to 2015-07-27 in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NCEI Accession 0163821). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5QN650H [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
  • 2017-08-02T10:24:07 - NCEI Accession 0163821 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • camera
  • video camera
Last Modified: 2018-09-17T20:34:10
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