Operational GNOME

GNOME (General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment) is the modeling tool developed and used by the Office of Response and Restoration's (OR&R) Emergency Response Division to predict the possible route, or trajectory, a pollutant, such as oil, might follow in a body of water.

Use the link above to download GNOME and set up your own spill scenario.


The GNOME Online Oceanographic Data Server (GOODS) provides access to a variety of data in a format that can be easily loaded into GNOME. Ocean current and wind data and forecasts from numerous sources are available. GOODS also includes a map generator tool that can be used to make a GNOME basemap.

Use the link above to access GNOME compatible data and forecasts through GOODS.

WebGNOME - Preview

The next version of GNOME is under development as a Web-based system, while being integrated with ADIOS (Automated Data Inquiry for Oil Spills): an oil weathering model that predicts how different types of oil undergo physical changes in the marine environment. The coupled model system now available for testing as a web-based application.