Our Scientific Tools

ERMA Deepwater Gulf Response contains a wide array of publicly available data related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
ERMA Deepwater Gulf Response contains a wide array of publicly available data related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Our Scientific Tools

Our scientists have developed or refined several tools for use by responders, the public, and trustees involved in the Natural Resource Damage AssessmentInvestigation performed by trustees to identify injuries to natural resources caused by oil spills, hazardous substance releases, and grounding incidents in National Marine Sanctuaries, and plan restoration activities. The goal of NRDA is to restore natural resources and compensate the public for lost recreational use. process.

 

ERMA (Environmental Response Management Application)

ERMA® is an online mapping tool that integrates both static and real-time data, such as Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps, ship locations, weather, and ocean currents, in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision-makers. ERMA enables a user to quickly and securely upload, manipulate, export, and display spatial data in a Geographic Information System (GIS) map.

Learn more about ERMA.

DIVER (Data Integration, Visualization, Exploration and Reporting)

The DIVER application supports integration and distribution of NRDA assessment and restoration data, as well as historical data collected from hazardous sites around the country. It allows scientists from different organizations and laboratories located across the country to upload field data, analyses, photographs, and other key information related to their environmental assessment studies in a standardized format.

You can use the DIVER Explorer query tool to search, filter, and download data.