NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries Program partnered with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information to create an on-line GIS-based mapping tool of the Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary.

Bathymetry, biological information, management zones, oil and gas activities, oceanographic data, and remotely operated vehicle tracks with associated underwater photographs are made available through this tool.

The information available from this website is the result of an enormous effort by many partners, including USGS, University of New Hampshire, Minerals Management Service, NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration, National Undersea Research Center - University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Smithsonian Institution, Long-Term Monitoring contractors, students, volunteers and interns, and dozens of marine scientists who assisted in the identification process.

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Geologic Banks
(click on bank to view more information)
Banks - Habitat Characterization
Gulf of Mexico Gazetteer
Artifical Reefs (LA and TX)
Bathymetry - Regional
Boundaries - National Marine Sanctuaries
Boundaries - No Activity Zone
Boundaries - Outside No Activity Zone
Boundaries - HAPC
Boundaries - Lease Blocks
Buoys - Mooring
Buoys - NDBC
(click on buoy to view live condition reports)
Climatology - Mean Sea Surface Temperatures
  Generate Vertical Water Temperature Profile
Analysis - Bottom Water Temperatures (banks only)
Analysis - Photosynthetically Available Radiation (banks only)
FDA Advisories - Ciguatera
Oil and Gas Pipelines
Oil and Gas Platforms
(click on any platform for more details)
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Dives
(click on track to view photos)
Shipping Fairways
Weather - Radar (current)

Click two or more input points on the map to calculate a distance

Use Measure Tool

Clear Route
There are two ways to view photographs.

1) Use the dropdown list to select a geologic bank or click on one of the geologic banks (red dots) on the map. If there are any photographs available for a geologic bank, a new tab called "Images" can be used to access the pictures. You can view photographs by selecting a particular dive for the geologic bank.

2) If the remote operated vehicle's dive tracks are drawn on the map (yellow lines), clicking on any of these lines will generate a popup window containing links to the photographs of that particular dive.