The project is being developed as the outreach and education portion of the developing GCOOS Integrated Water Quality Network and is being structured to accommodate data and information acquired by volunteer monitoring networks throughout the Gulf of Mexico region.
This Data Portal provides timely information about the environment of the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries for use by decision-makers, including researchers, government managers, industry, the military, educators, emergency responders, and the general public. Observing stations in the region are monitored constantly.
Ocean Observing Data Access via SOS (IOOS Build). Whenever possible, the GCOOS 52N SOS is most appropriate for machine-to-machine communications or as the endpoint to applications that support OGC SOS 2.0.. This Data Portal provides timely information about the environment of the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries for use by decision-makers, including researchers, government managers, industry, the military, educators, emergency responders, and the general public. Observing stations in the region are monitored constantly.
Ocean Observing Data Access via WAF. Pre-generated CSV files are also available. We encourage users to use the GCOOS WAF to download monthly summaries. Data in netCDF4 data format is also available for data summarized by platforms or stations. This Data Portal provides timely information about the environment of the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries for use by decision-makers, including researchers, government managers, industry, the military, educators, emergency responders, and the general public. Observing stations in the region are monitored constantly.
GANDALF, the Gulf AUV Network and Data Archiving Long-term Storage Facility (http://gandalf.gcoos.org) was conceived as an aid to AUV pilots operating in the Gulf of Mexico. GANDALF provides real-time vehicle positioning information via a maps-based interface with dashboard display, plots of flight and science sensors, Google Earth KMZ file generation and access to processed data files. GANDALF is equipped with numerous layers that can be individually displayed on the base map. During a deployment NetCDF files are created from uploaded glider data files and uploaded to the IOOS Glider DAC. GANDALF provides post-processing of mission data for AUV operators.
Hourly time series plots from the Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) are provided. All cell counts are produced using automated image processing and classification following the approach described by Sosik and Olson (2007), modified to use an assemblage of decision trees constructed following the random forest approach of Breiman (2001) in place of the support vector machine described previously. Counts have not been manually verified.
This product provides information needed to monitor the strength and movement of tropical systems and how to prepare if a storm is heading toward your home. Users can access the current location, intensity, and movement of tropical systems, latest predictions, local emergency contacts, and guidance for storm preparations.
Marine Biodiversity related database. ERDDAP is a data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps.
Periodically, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management holds Oil and Gas Lease Sales in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The source data are from BOEM website (http://www.data.boem.gov/homepg/data_center/mapping/geographic_mapping.asp). All data were projected from NAD27 to Web Mercator (WMAS). Drilling Platform, Pipelines and Active lease are being updated continuously. The location of these features is to be considered approximate and are not an official record for the exact baseline coordinates.
Stones is the world’s deepest oil and gas project, operating 9,500 feet of water in an ultra-deep area of the US Gulf of Mexico. The Stones MetObs Data Portal provides the infrastructure to view, investigate, and download data from the Stones MetObs.
TGLO Forecast Surface Current and Winds Model (
This is a comprehensive map-based tool showing current weather conditions and predictions for the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent coastal areas. Users can create their own custom map from a menu of layers based on personal interest and needs. Also includes oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of Mexico (e.g. sea surface temperatures, surface currents direction and speed).
The Clean Marinas program is a partnership of private marina owners, government marina operators and yacht clubs. It was developed to provide clean facilities to the boating community and protect waterways from pollution (More detail: NOAA).
More detailed information about clean marinas program is available for each state.
Clean Texas marina program: http://www.cleanmarinas.org/
Lousiana clean marina program: http://goo.gl/crnrY
Alabama-Mississippi clean marina program: http://goo.gl/kUGzI
Florida clean marina program:
Fish Spawning Aggregations: Data Download (
Fish Spawning Aggregations information for the Gulf of Mexico. This data portal offers the best available data and information relevant to the biology, fisheries, monitoring and management of spawning aggregations for important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico and serves as the basis for a cooperative, Gulf-wide conservation and monitoring program.
The site was funded by the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program.
This is a part of Gulf Integrated Spill Research (GISR) consortium program.
GISR uses floating environmentally-friendly drift cards as a surrogate marker for the transport for a surface oil slick. Scientists on research cruises, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), dropped these cards at various locations in the Gulf and keep a detailed record of the point of entry. Each card has a unique number and instructions for the public to call or email the card number and describe where they found it.
The GCOOS Interactive Access is provided as a way to access the GCOOS H-N data. This Data Portal provides Nutrient information of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries for use by decision-makers, including researchers, government managers, industry, the military, educators, emergency responders, and the general public.
The GCOOS Web Accessible Folder (WAF; http://nutrients.gcoos.org/data/waf/) is provided as another way to access the GCOOS H-N data. This facility should be used only when it becomes necessary to download the datasets in bulk. GCOOS continually updates their assets and it is important for researchers to always refer to the specific WAF URLs to ensure that the latest and updated records are used.
Mean Temperature and Salinity profile with GDEM Ver3. The Generalized Digital Environmental Model 3 (GDEM3) was developed to provide temperature, salinity, temperature standard deviation, and salinity standard deviation.
Mean Temperature and Salinity profile with WOA 2005. Data on this page are taken from the World Ocean Atlas 2005 Database. Mean profiles of temperature and salinity and associated standard deviations are provided on a one degree grid from the surface to 1500m depth
An underwater glider is a type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that uses small changes in its buoyancy in conjunction with wings to convert vertical motion to horizontal, and thereby propel itself forward with very low power consumption.
Floats, sometimes referred to as ocean profiling floats, are designed to drift at a fixed pressure and depth. After a certain time period, the floats move upward in the water column collecting profiles of pressure, temperature, and salinity data on their way to the surface. Once at the surface, the floats remain there for under a day, transmitting the data collected by satellite back to NOAA, and thereby allowing one to determine their surface drift. They then sink again, and repeat their mission.
For underway measurements a seawater flow-through system is used which collects sea water continuously and runs it through several oceanographic instruments. Navigational and meteorological data are also collected continuously.
Shell seaglider 553 was deployed in the Gulf of Mexico from August to September 2013. The Seaglider was used to collect water column temperature data (and other parameters) to define ocean heat content during pre-storm conditions
Synthetic temperature and salinity profile from SSHA. Archive (2004-present) of synthetic temperature and salinity profiles derived from sea surface height anomaly from CCAR. These data were produced M. Ogle using the method and codes provided by H. James Herring of Dynalysis of Princeton
Texas OneGulf Knowledge Base related ERDDAP. ERDDAP is a data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps.
During the 2014 Hurricane Seasons, three Unmanned Surface Vehicles know as Wave Gliders leased from Liquid Robotics have been deployed into the eastern Gulf of Mexico and collected ocean observing data
Wave Glider is equipped with sensors to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) and dissolved oxygen levels, pH, water temperature, conductivity, air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed and direction