Additional Gulf of Mexico Data Resources

The following list includes additional resources where you can find data about the Gulf of Mexico. This list is not an exhaustive collection of all possible data resources. The links provided in this page will direct you to external data sources not hosted or managed by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC). GRIIDC cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by these sources.

Biological & Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
BCO-DMO maintains a data portal from research projects funded by the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections, and the Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Organisms & Ecosystem Program at the U.S. National Science Foundation.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Storage and Retrieval (STORET) Data Warehouse is a repository for water quality, biological, and physical data and is used by state environmental agencies, EPA, other federal agencies, universities, private citizens, and many others.

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Data Portal provides near real-time oceanographic and atmospheric data for the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries. Observing stations in the region are monitored constantly and near real-time data are available via the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) Sensor Observation Services (SOS) and interactive form for direct data access via the internet.

GulfBase is a database of resources about the Gulf of Mexico. Through GulfBase research information is regrouped, synthesized, and freely available, to help researchers, policy makers, and the general public work together to ensure long-term sustainable use and conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health, advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) provides distributed, web-service access for real-time and retrospective, format-independent climate and weather model data and related datasets. This product is a joint effort between the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) and NOAA's National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC).

NOAA's Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration Data Integration Visualization Exploration and Reporting (DIVER) Explorer
NOAA's DIVER (Data Integration, Visualization, Exploration, and Reporting) tool is a NOAA application for the integration and distribution of NRDA-related response, assessment, and restoration data, as well as historical data collected from hazardous sites around the country. The public can access these data using the DIVER Explorer query tool that allows users to search, filter, and download data.

NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA)
The Environmental Response Management Application® (ERMA) is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tool that assists both emergency responders and environmental resource managers in dealing with incidents that may adversely impact the environment. ERMA integrates and synthesizes various real-time and static datasets into a single interactive map, thus provides fast visualization of the situation and improves communication and coordination among responders and environmental stakeholders.