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About the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker

What Is It?

The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Project Tracker is a centralized directory of projects funded as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It is the most comprehensive picture of the location, type, cost, funding sources, and scope of Gulf of Mexico oil spill-related recovery, restoration, and research projects. Each project snapshot includes a brief project description, a point of contact, and a link to access detailed project information.

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Goal

The goal of the DWH Project Tracker is to map and provide key information about all projects funded by Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlements, fines, and other payouts in the Gulf of Mexico.

Benefits of the DWH Project Tracker

  • Comprehensive Information — The DWH Project Tracker Provides online access to projects from all settlement programs, fines, and other payouts resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and contains useful information about the restoration and recovery such as project location, cost, and funding source.
  • Interactive and Customizable — Users can search the map for restoration, recovery, and research projects and generate custom reports tailored to their needs.
  • Plan and Act Strategically — Reliable geospatial information of restoration, recovery, and research projects helps organizations quickly assess where and how to focus their work for maximum environmental and economic benefit.
  • Collaboration — A readily accessible map of projects facilitates collaboration among agencies, organizations, and states.
  • Transparency — An easy-to-navigate online web portal makes it easy for anyone to see which projects are being implemented, where, and why.

The Team

The development team for the DWH Project Tracker is unique and highly qualified. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is a regional partnership of state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, academia, and businesses that facilitates collaboration around issues of regional importance. The Trust for Public Land and Ducks Unlimited are key partners, providing the team of technical experts in geospatial analysis and financial database management for the project.

The Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker is financially supported by grants from public and private sources. A list of current and past financial supporters can be found below. These supporters enable the DWHPT team to update and maintain the information four times a year, as well as make improvements to the data, information, and visualizations.

CURRENT FUNDERS

  • The U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • The RESTORE Council
  • The NOAA RESTORE Science Program

PAST FUNDERS

  • The Knobloch Family Foundation
  • The Meadows Foundation
  • The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Gulf Restoration Program
  • The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

(Last Updated October 28, 2021)

For More Information

Laura Bowie Gulf of Mexico Alliance laura.bowie@gomxa.org

Andrew du Moulin The Trust for Public Land Andrew.duMoulin@tpl.org

Jes Skillman Ducks Unlimited jskillman@ducks.org

Peter Stangel U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities peter@usendowment.org

For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the Early Restoration process and status of Early Restoration projects, see www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov.