Keeping up with emerging technologies and changing energy trends helps us become better prepared for the oil spills of tomorrow.
That means being ready for anything, whether spills stem from a derailed oil train, a pipeline of oil sands, or a cargo ship passing through Arctic waters.
Dolphins washing up dead in the northern Gulf of Mexico are not an uncommon phenomenon.
What has been uncommon, however, is how many more dead bottlenose dolphins have been observed in coastal waters affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the five years since.
NOAA science adviser Charlie Henry received an urgent phone call in the middle of the night on April 20, 2010.
He was told of an explosion and fire on the drilling platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.
This began months of unusual challenges and stresses that Henry and his NOAA colleagues will never forget.
In the middle of the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a scientific debate emerged about the role of chemical dispersants in response to the spill.
Five years later, we know a lot more, but many of the scientific, public, and policy questions remain open to debate.
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 which predicts chemical reactivity for thousands of common hazardous chemicals.
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