Join us, the science team of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), on some guided tours of our work.
Learn about Dispersants: People responding to an oil spill may use several kinds of "countermeasures" intended to reduce the harm caused by the spill. Chemical dispersants are one kind of countermeasure. Here's a basic explanation of what they are and how they work.
Monitor Countermeasures with SMART: Take a tour to learn how SMART (Special Monitoring of Applied Response Technologies) is used for monitoring dispersant application and in situ burning during an oil spill response.
Consider Coral Reefs during an Oil Spill: Get a basic overview of coral ecology, learn what types of things can harm coral, and see how responders must handle fragile coral reefs in their response and restoration efforts.