LOUISIANA OIL SPILL

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Environmental Data Gateway
The Environmental Data Gateway (EDG) identifies and catalogues a variety of information and technical data potentially useful in oil spill prevention, planning and response initiatives throughout inland and coastal Louisiana. The EDG is designed to provide quick access to open tabular and geospatial data sets, web based applications, and websites to oil spill response and natural resource/environmental management practitioners.
Ambient Air Monitoring Data & Reports
This web portal includes current and historical ambient air monitoring data and reports by the LA Dept. of Environmental Quality (LDEQ).
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring
Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Data Center
The Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Data Center includes, among other information, data on offshore fields and reserves, wells, leases, pipelines, and platforms/rigs.
Category: Cadastral;Economic;Governmental Unit;Infrastructure
Census Data
This US Census Bureau web page provides data and mapping resources related to demographics and economic information.
Category: Economic;Population
Coastal Information Management System (CIMS)
The Coastal Information Management System (CIMS) provides geospatial, tabular database and document access to CPRA’s suite of protection and restoration projects, Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) stations, the 2017 Master Plan, geophysical data, Spatial Viewer and Geographic Information System (GIS) Map, Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) habitat monitoring tool (HRT), LA Sand Resource Database (LASARD) and coastal community resiliency information.
Category: Biologic;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geospatial;Hydrography;Imagery;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool
Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS)
The Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) was designed to monitor the effectiveness of restoration actions at multiple spatial scales from individual projects to the influence of projects on the entire coastal landscape. The CRMS design includes a suite of sites encompassing a range of ecological conditions in swamp habitats and fresh, intermediate, brackish, and salt marshes. Approximately 390 sites are monitored using standardized data collection techniques and fixed sampling schedules.
Category: Biologic;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geospatial;Hydrography;Imagery;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool
Digital Coast
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Office of Coastal Management (OCM) Digital Coast provides downloadable data for coastal management needs, including among others, elevation, land cover, weather, and imagery.
Category: Biologic;Boundaries;Cultural;Elevation;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Geospatial;Hydrography ;Imagery;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool;Population
Drinking water/surface water intakes
This Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) dataset describes intake structures used for public drinking water supply known to be in active use as of the publication date. The dataset can be requested by calling 225-342-7499.
Category: Health and Safety;Infrastructure
Envirofacts
Envirofacts provides a single point of access to US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) environmental data contained in USEPA databases. Interested parties can search for information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States.
Category: Biologic;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Imagery;Infrastructure;Oil Spill Response Tool;Regulatory
EnviroMapper
EnviroMapper for Envirofacts provides access to several US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) databases with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States and allows the user to generate maps of certain environmental information.
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Governmental Unit;Imagery;Infrastructure;Regulatory
Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS)
The Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) provides a variety of reports related to USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species.
Category: Biologic;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Imagery;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool;Regulatory
Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) - Gulf of Mexico Region
The 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 location for environmental responders and natural resource decision makers.
Category: Biologic;Geophysical;Geospatial;Imagery;Oil Spill Response Tool
Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS)
The Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) presents information about ongoing and completed BOEM studies, allowing text and map-based queries to find relevant study information.
Category: Biologic;Cultural;Economic;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Imagery;Oil Spill Response Tool;Regulatory
EPA Ecoregion 6 data download
This US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) web page provides ecoregion downloadable files by state - Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 66 Tribal Nations). Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources.
Category: Boundaries;Land Use/Land Cover
Geographic Information System (GIS) & Data
This web page provides information on state owned lands in the State of Louisiana.
Category: Cadastral;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Infrastructure;Oil Spill Response Tool
Geographic Information System (GIS) Support Service - Databases
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) maintains and updates locational database with a variety of heath care clinic and facility information used in generating maps that can be used by emergency responders when dealing with hazards and/or terrorism. This information can be accessed by downloading a zip file from the website.
Category: Geospatial;Health and Safety;Infrastructure;Oil Spill Response Tool
Geospatial Data Gateway
The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution layers of environmental and natural resources data.
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geospatial;Imagery;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool
Geospatial Resource Center
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Geospatial Resource Center supports the emergency management community with geospatial information, services, and technologies to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate against flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and all other hazards.
Category: Geophysical;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Imagery;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool
House District Maps
This link on the Louisiana State Legislature's webpage allows you to view maps based on Representative, District Number, or City.
Category: Governmental Unit
Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC)
Accessed via the Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS), Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) is a project planning tool that streamlines the USFWS environmental process and includes a mapping tool to explore resources and information on listed species, critical habitat, migratory birds, other natural resources in a given location.
Category: Biologic;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Imagery;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool;Regulatory
Interactive National Park Map
This interactive website includes maps and other information regarding the National Parks, National Heritage Areas, National Trails, National Register of Historic Places, and National Historic Landmarks within Louisiana.
Category: Cultural;Land Use/Land Cover
LA Dept. of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) Open Data Portal
The LA Dept. of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) Open Data Portal provides data from LDOTD and other state and federal agencies easily accessible through a collection of maps, data services, apps and dashboards. This database includes information and geospatial data on, among others, Transportation networks, Elevations, boundaries, structures, land cover, and Hydrography.
Category: Elevation;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Hydrography;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool
LDEQ Interactive Mapping Application
The LA Dept. of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) Interactive Mapping Application allows users to access a wide variety of geographic information system (GIS) layers, including but not limited to, business data, soils and vegetation, transportation, census demographics, geographic features, and hydrology.
Category: Biologic;Boundaries;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Hydrography;Imagery;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool;Population
LDWF Oyster Map
This Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) map depicts, among other things, the locations of oyster public seed grounds and existing alternative oyster cultch permits.
Category: Biologic;Boundaries;Economic;Geospatial;Oil Spill Response Tool;Regulatory
LEAU Web Portal
The LA Dept. of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) Water Quality Standards and Assessment Section (WQSAS) manages water quality data in a structured database. The data is stored in a set of relational directories and tables, commonly referred to as the Louisiana Environmental Assessment Utility (LEAU) database. Final data is available by a web query tool.
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring
Louisiana Cultural Resources Map/Database
The LA Dept. Culture, Recreation & Tourism (LDCRT) - LA Office of Cultural Development maintains information related to Cultural resources in Louisiana. Please contact State Archaeologist Dr. Chip McGimsey at cmcgimsey@crt.la.gov or (225) 219-4598 for more information.
Category: Cultural
Louisiana Outdoor Explorer
The Louisiana Outdoor Explorer is an interactive map with multiple layers, such as state wildlife management areas, boat launches, banks and piers, freshwater/saltwater artificial reefs, and standing oil and gas platforms.
Category: Biologic;Boundaries;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool
Louisiana State Parks and Historic Sites
This web page provides information on state parks, preservation areas, and historic sites.
Category: Cultural;Land Use/Land Cover
Marine Minerals Information System (MMIS)
The Marine Minerals Information System (MMIS) is a tool to assist decision-makers in managing coastal recovery and planning coastal resilience projects and features years of BOEM-funded geological and geophysical research data; data from partners in federal, state and local government, academia and other entities; a viewer with more than 20 available data layers; offshore sediment data for coastal states; Geographic Information System (GIS)-mapping capabilities; and tools to download data into useful mediums.
Category: Boundaries;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Hydrography;Imagery;Infrastructure;Oil Spill Response Tool
NASA Disasters Mapping Portal
The Disasters Mapping Portal is an interface for viewing, analyzing, and downloading the latest near real-time and disaster specific data products in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format.
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Geospatial;Hydrography;Imagery;Oil Spill Response Tool
National Air Quality Database
The AirData Air Quality Monitors app is a mapping application that displays monitor locations, monitor-specific information, and allows the querying and downloading of data.
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Regulatory
National Hurricane Center -Analysis Tools
This National Hurricane Center (NHC) web page includes several links to satellite and radar Imagery, aircraft reconnaissance, Geographic Information System (GIS) data, and several analysis tools.
Category: Geophysical;Geospatial;Imagery;Oil Spill Response Tool
National Inventory of Dams (NID)
The National Inventory of Dams (NID) database includes more than 90,000 dams nationwide.
Category: Infrastructure
National Land Cover Data (NLCD) 2016
The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) viewer provides a platform for data visualization of the NLCD product suite created by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium, a group of federal agencies who coordinate and generate consistent and relevant land cover information at the national scale, for a wide variety of environmental, land management, and modeling applications.
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Governmental Unit;Hydrography;Imagery;Land Use/Land Cover
National Levee Database (NLD)
The National Levee Database (NLD) contains information to facilitate and link activities, such as flood risk communication, levee system evaluation for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), levee system inspections, flood plain management, and risk assessments.
Category: Infrastructure
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tides and Currents
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tides and Currents database provides information on ports, coastal inundation, tidal predictions, higher than usual tides, algal bloom forecasts, and coastal condition forecasts.
Category: Geophysical;Hydrography;Oil Spill Response Tool
National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD)
The National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) provides geographic data on transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure, including among others, ports, airports, railways, navigable waterways, highways, dams, ferries, and military bases.
Category: Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Infrastructure;Oil Spill Response Tool
National Weather Service Data as Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Services
This National Weather Service (NWS) web page includes several links to NWS reference maps as well as current weather forecasts and past weather/climate outlooks.
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Geospatial;Hydrography;Imagery;Oil Spill Response Tool
NOAA Data Discovery Portal
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Data Discovery Portal includes 2 approaches for searching NOAA's data holdings: (1) the traditional NOAA Data Catalog; and (2) the new NOAA OneStop catalog, which initially includes only the achived data sets but will eventually replace the traditional catalog.
Category: Biologic;Boundaries;Elevation;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Geospatial;Hydrography;Imagery;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool
NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Maps and Data (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL).
NOAA's Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources that are at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby. Data are available in multiple formats and downloadable.
Category: Biologic;Boundaries;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool
Oil & Gas Mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) Data
This web page lists maps and Geographic Information System (GIS) data resources relating to BOEM’s oil and gas program.
Category: Biologic;Cadastral ;Geophysical;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Imagery;Infrastructure;Oil Spill Response Tool
Precipitation Frequency Data Server (PFDS)
The Precipitation Frequency Data Server (PFDS) is a point-and-click interface developed to deliver NOAA Atlas 14 precipitation frequency estimates and associated information.
Category: Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geophysical;Oil Spill Response Tool
Rare, threatened, and endangered plant and animal species, nongame birds, and natural communities found in Louisiana
LDWF's Wildlife Diversity Program uses a centralized database to review proposed construction projects to identify potential impacts to rare, threatened, or endangered species and natural communities. Information on how to request a project review or a copy of digital data can be found at the following link or contact Carolyn Michon, cmichon@wlf.la.gov, for project review, or Michael Seymour, mseymour@wlf.la.gov, for digital data review.
Category: Biologic;Boundaries;Land Use/Land Cover;Regulatory
Renewable Energy Geographic Information System (GIS) Data
The Renewable Energy Program develops, maintains, and uses Geographic Information System (GIS) data for a wide range of activities related to planning, assessment, and environmental review of renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Category: Boundaries;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Hydrography;Imagery;Infrastructure;Oil Spill Response Tool
Senate District Maps
This link on the Louisiana State Legislature's webpage allows you to view maps based on Senator, District Number, or City.
Category: Governmental Unit
Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System (SONRIS)
The Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System (SONRIS) data portal provides access to data such as oil, gas, and injection well information, state land leasing, and ground water information. The SONRIS Geographic Information System (GIS) portal facilitates retrieving information using interactive, geographically oriented map capabilities and selecting from a variety of layers including oil/gas, mineral resources, coastal management, environmental, water wells, surface water, boundaries, and reference layers. The SONRIS document portal facilitates access to millions of documents in various formats readily available for view and print.
Category: Biologic;Cadastral ;Economic;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Geospatial;Governmental Unit;Imagery;Infrastructure;Land Use/Land Cover;Oil Spill Response Tool;Regulatory
The National Map (TNM) Datasets
The US Geological Survey (USGS) National Map (TNM) Datasets web portal provides topographic maps and Geographic Information System (GIS) data into downloadable products.
Category: Boundaries;Elevation;Geophysical;Geospatial;Hydrography;Infrastructure;Oil Spill Response Tool
The National Pipeline Mapping System  (NPMS)
The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Public Map Viewer is a web-based mapping application designed to assist the general public, pipeline operators and government officials with displaying and querying data related to gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines, liquefied natural gas plants, and breakout tanks under the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) jurisdiction.
Category: Infrastructure
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system (TIGER)
This US Census Bureau web page provides data and mapping resources related to demographic and economic information.
Category: Boundaries;Economic;Population
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charts (New Orleans District)
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - New Orleans District (NOD) website provides data on various inland and coastal waterways.
Category: Hydrography;Infrastructure;Navigation
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) River Gauges
This US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) website provides information, data mining, reports related to waterlevels of rivers and lakes.
Category: Geophysical;Hydrography;Oil Spill Response Tool
United States Coast Guard Atlantic Area - District 8 - District Units
This United States Coast Guard (USCG) webpage includes links to information regarding the district units within the USCG Eighth District, which includes Sector New Orleans.
Category: Governmental Unit;Hydrography;Oil Spill Response Tool
USGS National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) represents the water drainage network of the United States with features such as rivers, streams, canals, lakes, ponds, coastline, dams, and stream gages.
Category: Hydrography;Infrastructure
Vertical Datum Transformation (VDatum)
Vertical Datum Transformation (VDatum) is designed to vertically transform geospatial data among a variety of tidal, orthometric and ellipsoidal vertical datums, allowing users to convert their data from different horizontal/vertical references into a common system and enabling the fusion of diverse geospatial data in desired reference levels.
Category: Geophysical;Geospatial;Oil Spill Response Tool
Wetlands Mapper
The Wetlands Mapper is designed to deliver easy-to-use, map like views of America’s Wetland resources.
Category: Biologic;Environmental Quality and Monitoring;Imagery;Land Use/Land Cover
Response Tools for Oil Spills
A quick guide to many of the most commonly used tools and resources that NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) offers for oil spill responders and planners. Includes software and datasets, publications, training, and other resources.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
Incident Management Handbook
The United States Coast Guard's multi-hazard Incident Management Handbook (IMH) in several languages.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
Oil Spill Response Techniques
This webpage provides information and guidance on a number of mechanisms that are available for controlling oil spills and minimizing oil spill impacts on human health and the environment.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
This website provides information pertaining to the National Incident Management System (NIMS), guidance for implementation and training, and tools for all all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector who work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents. The website also inlcudes resources and guidance related to the Incident Command System.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
National Strike Force (NSF)
This webpage provides information, tools and guidance related to the US Coast Guard National Strike Force (NSF), different NSF units, NSF contact information, Response Resoruces Inventory (RRI), Federal On Scene Coordinator Representative Training Seminar, and NSF news and multimedia and related links.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC)
This webpage the details the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) and presents information supporting the NPFCs commitment to protecting America’s environment and providing protection up-front by certifying that oil-carrying vessels have the financial ability to pay in the case of an oil spill. Specifically, the webpage offers web-based applications, digital form downloads and regulations and publications to assist and educate other Coast Guard units, government agencies, and private sector organizations involved in oil spill cleanup about the NPFC's mission and requirements.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
ADIOS Oil Database
The ADIOS Oil Database was designed to support oil spill response and oil spill preparedness operations through a compilation of publicly available oil assays. It includes physical and chemical properties, and data on these properties for oils that have undergone simulated weathering.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
Disaster Debris Recovery Tool
The debris recovery tool will assist federal, state, local and tribal emergency personnel to quickly identify recycling, composting, and disposal facilities near affected areas that may be able to accept disaster debris. The recovery tool can also assist with debris management planning by identifying potential facilities before a disaster occurs, which can help communities recover faster.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
National Streamstats and Travel Time Application (USGS)
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a beta version of a travel time application for streams and rivers across the United States. This web-based mapping application can be used to estimate plume trajectories and travel times in rivers. The application was funded by the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Inland Oil Spill Preparedness Program.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
National Respone Team (NRT)
The U.S. National Response Team’s (NRT) web page provides the general public and oil spill responders and planners information on the NRTs continued commitment to provide technical assistance, resources and coordination on preparedness, planning, response and recovery activities for emergencies involving hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants, oil, and weapons of mass destruction in natural and technological disasters and other environmental incidents of national significance.
Category: Oil Spill Response Tools
The Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO) makes no representations or warranties whatsoever, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, as to the quality and accuracy of the information linked in the Environmental Data Gateway (EDG). The user should be aware that the information has come from a variety of sources and, therefore, will have varying degrees of accuracy. LOSCO cannot guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or usefulness of the information linked, and shall not be liable to any other person, party, or entity as a result of any reliance on or use of the information linked in the EDG. Links to external databases and webpages are for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement, express or implied, by LOSCO of those external databases and webpages or of the referenced organizations, their suitability, content, products, or services, whether they are governmental, educational, or commercial. LOSCO does not exercise any editorial control over the information the user may find at these external locations.
This database was created and is maintained by the La. Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO) for general informational purposes only. The user should be aware that the information contained in this database may have come from a variety of sources, which are of varying degrees of accuracy. LOSCO does not warrant or guarantee its accuracy, nor does LOSCO assume any responsibility or liability for any reliance thereon. The information in this database is not and is in no way intended to be comprehensive and does NOT contain information on all oil spills impacting Louisiana.