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Federal Oil Spill Response Agencies to Introduce Online Mapping Tool for Data

June 15, 2010
A new federal website is live providing real time information about the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil spill into one customizable, interactive map. 

A new federal website is live providing real time information about the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil spill into one customizable, interactive map. The site integrates the latest data on the oil spill’s trajectory, fishery closed areas, wildlife data and place-based Gulf Coast resources, such as pinpointed locations of oiled shoreline and daily position of research ships. The interactive map also includes data from Homeland Security, the Coast Guard, the Fish and Wildlife Service, EPA, NASA, US Geological Survey and the Gulf states.

An online media briefing will be conducted to introduce this public website and provide an overview of its use.

WHAT:           Webinar media briefing

WHO:              Dave Westerholm, director, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
                        Michele Jacobi, environmental scientist, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration

WHEN:           June 14, 3:00 pm EDT

WHERE:         800-369-1890, international callers 1-212-547-0288 Passcode, NOAA  

To follow the online demonstration of the mapping tool www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW5690088&p=NOAA&t=c. You may be required to download software to access the online demonstration – please follow the prompts when you log into the site above.

NOTE:            Response website is 
www.geoplatform.gov/gulfresponse/