As a response to the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, NOAA’s Office of Restoration & Response (OR&R) created an interactive web map to communicate to the public about potential impacts and restoration of the affected coastlines and the Gulf itself.
Aquaculture application: OR&R keeps the ERMA viewer active and updated with various studies completed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill about impacts to the surrounding Gulf environment. As petroleum products have the potential to bioaccumulate in aquaculture organisms, numerous studies were conducted post-spill, and results are now integrated into the web viewer for visualizations of products. These products include numerous reports for oysters, a major aquaculture species in the Gulf region.
Contributing Partners: NOAA Office of Response and Restoration