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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: GOM Oil On Water Sampling Photos 2017-08-15 (DOJ), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/57423.

Item Identification

Title: GOM Oil On Water Sampling Photos 2017-08-15 (DOJ)
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2017-08-15
Revision Date: Unknown
Publication Date: 2019-08-16
Abstract:

These data were collected as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric’s (NOAA) DWH Lessons Learned Studies: Detection of Oil Thickness and Emulsion Mixtures using RS Platforms study on methods to estimate oil slick coverage and thickness. The Team developed methods for synoptic collection of satellite imagery, airborne imagery, surface oil characterization, oil and water chemistry, and subsurface oil slick data at both the Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulated Environmental Test Tank (Ohmsett) and the Mississippi Canyon lease block #20 (MC20), which has an ongoing chronic oil discharge. Data shown here in NOAA’s Environmental Response Management Applications (ERMA) are part of the MC20 field research undertaken in 2016, 2017, and 2018. This research was primarily funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the Oil Spill Preparedness Division through Interagency Agreement E16PG00023 with the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA.

Purpose:

The primary objective of this research was to compare the ability of multiple remote sensing platforms to detect and quantify surface oil, and verify that anomalies identified in remote sensing images corresponded with oil slick features that could be observed and quantified on a boat. This research was organized into 3 phases:

Phase 1: Characterized the detection of known oil thicknesses and oil-emulsions in a controlled environment, by performing multiple tests and calibrations for thermal, optical, and microwave sensors at the National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility (Ohmsett) which is located at the Naval Weapons Station Earle Waterfront in Leonardo, New Jersey. Controlled experiments took place during July 2016.

Phase 2: Measured the open water oil thicknesses and oil-emulsions at the damaged Taylor Energy well field surface oiling site (MC20) by performing multiple tests and calibrations for thermal, optical and microwave sensors. Data were collected in November 2016, April 2017, and August 2017.

Phase 3: Developed operational methods and procedures for processing and interpreting each of the sensors products used during the experiments for future emergency operations.

The objective of synoptic sampling at MC20 was to provide data and observations on the water that verified (ground-truth) remote sensing data. The Team attempted to collect as much multi-platform and sensor data as was practicable while scheduling field sampling events to coincide with satellite collections. The Team also collected imagery from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and as many as four separate fixed-wing aircraft timed to these collections. These data were collected by multiple researchers from NOAA, Ocean Imaging Corp., Water Mapping LLC, University of North Texas (UNT), EPA, WHOI, Fototerra Aerial Survey LLC, and others. A total of 5 different data types are shown here in ERMA: in situ sampling, ship/flight trackline and photos, imagery, oil characterization, and oil on water samples. Summaries of the data collection methods are included below.

Supplemental Information:

NOAA documented the oil on water sampling events with a digital camera and produced geo-tagged photos for use in ERMA. The NOAA/Abt Team collected bulk oil from the water surface using Plexiglas dip plates, scraping the slick oil collected on the dip plates into a sampling jar. The collection of bulk oil required the presence of thicker slicks, and thus bulk oil could not be collected during the August 2017 trip where the oil slicks were generally less than 50 μm. All bulk oil samples were sent to ALS Environmental in Kelso, Washington, for TPH and PAH analyses. After chemical analysis, any remaining bulk oil sample were sent to Triton Analytics in Houston, Texas, to determine water content and density.

The NOAA/Abt Team collected water samples from multiple depths concurrently using a 4-line sampler with high-purity tubing and a peristaltic pump. For the first and second sampling trip (November 2016 and April 2017, respectively), samples were collected by simply suspending the sample tubing off the side of the boat. For the third sampling trip (August 2017), sample tubing was attached to an anchored cord that was attached to a floating buoy in order to collect from a constant depth relative to the surface. 250- mL whole water samples were collected at each depth. All water samples were analyzed for TPH and a subset of samples for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
DOC/NOAA/NOS/ORR > Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > HAZARDS MANAGEMENT > HAZARDS MITIGATION

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
FIELD SURVEYS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
UAV > Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

While NOAA makes every effort to ensure that its databases are error-free, errors do occur. We ask that you notify us immediately of any errors that you discover in our data. We will make every effort to correct them. With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 872472
Date Effective From: 2017-08-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Distributor

CC ID: 872469
Date Effective From: 2017-08-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 872471
Date Effective From: 2017-08-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Originator

CC ID: 872470
Date Effective From: 2017-08-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 872482
W° Bound: -88.9929892528
E° Bound: -88.9593705919
N° Bound: 28.9526951363
S° Bound: 28.9237027363

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 872481
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017-08-15

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

These data may be provisional and restricted to Trustees within a Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

Data Use Constraints:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Metadata Access Constraints:

These metadata may be provisional and restricted to Trustees within a Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

Metadata Use Constraints:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this metadata for other than its intended purpose.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 872473
Start Date: 2017-08-15
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://erma.noaa.gov/gulfofmexico/erma.html
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2017-08-15 - Present)
File Name: Oil On Water Sampling Photos 2017-08-15 (DOJ)
File Date/Time: 2017-08-15 00:00:00
File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Not Chked

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 872474
URL: https://erma.noaa.gov/gulfofmexico/erma.html
Name: Visual representation of GIS data
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: Web

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Photo locations are accurate to within 30 seconds.

Data Management

Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

TBD

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The Spatial Data Branch publishes this data on behalf of the originator. Data visually represented in ERMA are aimed to guide responders, decision makers, and users in making informed steps of analysis and action.

Sources

NOAA Methods Development

CC ID: 872478
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA/NOS/ORR/ARD/SDB - Assessment and Restoration Division/Spatial Data Branch
Publish Date: 2017-08-15
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-08-15

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 872479
Description:

Ship and track coordinates were recorded every 30 seconds and downloaded daily. Geo-tagged photos created from COTS software and uploaded to ERMA.

Oil and water samples were collected in the field and delivered to designated laboratory for analysis. Results delivered to NOAA EDD and uploaded into DIVER.

Process Contact: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Source: NOAA Methods Development

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57423
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57423
Metadata Record Created By: Terrance Wang
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-12 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-09-27
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-09-27
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-09-27