When the cargo ship M/V VogeTrader ran aground and was later removed from a coral reef off of Oahu, NOAA and our partners got to work to save the damaged corals.
Check out a video of divers transforming these Hawaiian corals from crushed to flush with marine life.
A few miles downstream from the heart of Portland, Oregon, construction at the Alder Creek Restoration Project is coming to a close.
Which means the reshaped riverbanks and restored wetlands are open for their new inhabitants to move in—while at the same time offering a new approach to restoration.
When the 2011 Japanese tsunami washed a 66-foot-long dock onto Oregon's shores, it spurred beach monitoring programs up and down the West Coast and Pacific islands.
The only way anyone would know if Japan tsunami marine debris started arriving is by counting how much debris was already showing up there on a regular basis.
What have they found so far?
When an oil spill occurs, there are very clear rules about who pays for the cleanup, the cost of assessing environmental damages, and implementing the necessary restoration.
The polluter most often foots the bill.
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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