Science of Chemical Releases (SOCR) Training at the DRC
Science of Chemical Releases spelled out using periodic table of elements.
Science of Chemical Releases. (NOAA)

The Office of Response and Restoration's Emergency Response Division and Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) are now offering a Science of Chemical Releases (SOCR) course from March 21-24, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama.

This course is designed to help spill responders and planners increase their understanding of chemical spill (release) science when preparing for, analyzing, and making risk-based decisions to protect public health, safety, and the environment. It is primarily intended for new and mid-level spill responders, planners, and stakeholders from government and public agencies.

The course is designed to offer a broad, science-based approach to understanding the framework for chemical release response for the purpose of:

  • increasing awareness and preparedness, and
  • reducing uncertainty and risk associated with this type of incident.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate increased awareness and preparedness by employing science-based decision-making in planning for and responding to chemical incidents.

To register, please visit the SOCR Application Form.

If you have questions or concerns, you can also email Adam Davis, NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator. Please put "SOCR" in the subject line.

There is no tuition for this course. However, students are responsible for ensuring they have all materials and supplies and are responsible for all miscellaneous expenses (lodging, travel, food, etc).

Application deadline is February 19, 2016.