In this podcast, hear from Charlie Henry and Dave Wesley, two of our pollution responders who were working in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Learn about their experiences responding to these storms, find out which memories stand out the most for them, and reflect on the toll of working in a disaster zone.
In the midst of a hectic and widespread response following two hurricanes, burning oil out of marshes seemed like a potentially risky move at the time.
NOAA was involved in the decision to burn the oil out of a Louisiana marsh to help it recover.
See how we did it then and how the marsh has since recovered 10 years later.
The massive storm surge from Hurricane Katrina destroyed houses and infrastructure along the Gulf Coast.
When it receded, it washed out to sea massive amounts of what became marine debris.
In the years after, NOAA surveyed and mapped these wrecked vessels, containers, and other remnants from the storm.
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Oil Pollution Act, we're looking back on a few oil spills around the country and our work to assess and restore the natural resources harmed by those spills.
The programs of the CAMEO software suite are designed to help prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby.
ERMA is an online mapping tool integrating static and real-time data in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers.
ADIOS is an oil spill response tool that models how different types of oil weather in the marine environment.
GNOME is a software modeling tool used to predict the possible route pollutants might follow on the water's surface.
The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet is a software program that predicts chemical reactivity for thousands of common hazardous chemicals.
The CAFE database is a software program that helps responders assess environmental impacts to biological species from chemical or oil spills into aquatic environments.
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