GRIIDC by the Numbers

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It has been ten years since the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was created in response to the 2010 BP oil spill. Due to the Master Research Agreement with BP and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA), the disaster resulted in the production of a plethora of data in the Gulf of Mexico that is publicly available in the GRIIDC data repository.

After 10 years of data collection, we thought this would be a great time to share some of our most noteworthy stats. We are very excited to see so many users downloading datasets and encourage you to search through our database for datasets that might be useful to you!

Most downloaded dataset at 92 times!
Research Consortium: Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment II (CARTHE II)
Title: GLAD experiment CODE-style drifter trajectories (low-pass filtered, 15-minute interval records), northern Gulf of Mexico near DeSoto Canyon, July-October 2012
DOI: 10.7266/N7VD6WC8

Largest dataset at 6.52 terabytes!
Research Consortium: Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium (GISR)
Title: ROMS-WRF: Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) coupled with the Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) model forecasts for the Gulf of Mexico for the period July-Sept 2012
DOI: 10.7266/N7B8566B

Smallest dataset at 259 bytes! (No dataset is too small to submit to GRIIDC)
Research Consortium: Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx)
Title: Test of Coastal water with coastal microbial concentrate (TeCOAST): Production of TEP as a function of oil
DOI: 10.7266/N7VT1QDW

Most Associated Publications with 18!
Research Consortium: CARTHE II
Title: GLAD experiment CODE-style drifter trajectories (low-pass filtered, 15-minute interval records), northern Gulf of Mexico near DeSoto Canyon, July-October 2012
DOI: 10.7266/N7VD6WC8

Dataset with largest number of files– 1,845,289 files!
Research Consortium: CARTHE
Title: Sea-surface slope measurements from polarized imagery during the SCOPE experiment in the northern Gulf of Mexico, December, 2013
DOI: 10.7266/N7X63K01

GRIIDC Number of File Formats
Over 400 different file formats!

Total number of files in cold storage
Over 10 million files in cold storage!

GRIIDC has also been working with other institutions such as the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP), the Mississippi Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence (MBRACE), the Texas OneGulf Center of Excellence, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (GRP), and the Harte Research Institute. We are excited to continue to add all of this important data to our repository and hope to add your data too!