Search Projects by Attributes

You can use one or multiple attributes to search for projects with this tool:

  1. Choose an attribute in the Search by box.
  2. Choose a value to search in the Query Value box and a logical operator.
    Some attributes have drop-down lists to help you define the query value.
    Attributes such as “Project Name” do not have drop-down lists; for these you can search for an exact match using the “is equal to” logical operator or find words within the attribute value (e.g. “dispersant”) using the “contains” logical operator.
    Numeric attributes such as “Year Awarded” can use a variety of logical operators to define the search. They are:

    • is equal to
    • is not equal to
    • > (is greater than)
    • < (is less than)
    • >= (is greater than or equal to
    • <= (is less than or equal to)
  3. Click the “Add Condition” box.
  4. To add another Search Attribute, follow Steps 1 – 3.
    You can remove query conditions by clicking on the red x beside the condition. Choose if you want to search for projects that meet all conditions (And) or projects that meet any conditions (Or).
  5. Click Run Query.
    Projects that match the query will show as a red circle on the map. The table below the map can be exported by clicking on the “Export” button on the top-left-hand corner of the table.

Glossary of Terms

Attribute: A piece of information with a range of possible values that’s collected for all projects in the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker. For example, ‘Project Name’ and ‘Year Awarded’ are both attributes.
Query Value: The specific piece of information used to filter the project list. For example, to search for all NRDA Phase I projects, choose the attribute ‘Funding Program’ and the Query Value ‘Natural Resource Damage Assessment Phase I’.
Logical Operator: The symbol or statement that describes how you want to search for the query value. For example, if you want to search for all projects that were awarded after 2013, you would use the logical operator ‘>’, which means “is greater than” with the query value ‘2013’.
Condition: A search condition is an expression or sentence that describes what the user is searching for. It includes the attribute(s) and logical operator(s) used to filter the search.

Click here to see the attributes and the terms used to describe projects in the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker.

Map Layers

Map layers contain project information, and are represented on the map as collections of points or polygons. They can be added to or removed from the map by checking or unchecking the checkmark beside the titles of the layers.
The Map Viewer contains a point layer called “Project Locations”, which shows the point locations for all projects in the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker, color-coded by project Category.
You can also visualize the areal extent of some Environmental and Recreational Use projects by checking the boxes beside the layers “Environmental Areas” and “Recreational Use Areas”. We currently do not have a layer for Science / Research study areas. Project polygons will be added as we receive them.


Navigate the map using the mouse and keyboard:

  • Drag to pan
  • SHIFT + Click to recenter
  • SHIFT + Drag to zoom in
  • SHIFT + CTRL + Drag to zoom out
  • Mouse Scroll Forward to zoom in
  • Mouse Scroll Backward to zoom out
  • Use Arrow keys to pan
  • + key to zoom in a level
  • – key to zoom out a level
  • Double Click to Center and Zoom in

Search By Location

You can search by location by typing in the address or place in the search box above the map. Searchable locations include but are not limited to countries, states, counties, cities, and addresses. This search function does not create a table of results.