Here is a quick guide to many of the most commonly used tools and resources the Office of Response and Restoration offers for emergency responders and planners.
Oil Spill Response/Planning Tools
GNOME, NOAA's oil spill trajectory model.
ADIOS, NOAA's oil weathering model.
TAP, NOAA's contingency planning tool.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps and data, concise summaries of coastal resources that may be at risk in a spill incident.
Spill Tools, a set of three programs: the Mechanical Equipment Calculator, the In Situ Burn Calculator, and the Dispersant Mission Planner.
Incident Command System (ICS) forms, available as an electronic database.
NUCOS, a simple desktop unit converter that includes units unique to oil spill response.
Job Aids, field guides to assist with various response tasks.
Publications, a comprehensive list of our spill response reports, guides, and publications.
Seafood Safety After an Oil Spill, background information and publications describing how to monitor seafood for exposure and contamination after an oil spill.
FOSC Guide, describes the products and services that NOAA can provide to FOSCs (Federal On-Scene Coordinators).
ERMA®, an online mapping tool used by emergency responders and decision-makers to visualize key environmental response data during disasters and oil spills and adapted to a variety of regions.
Training, classes and self-study options for spill response professionals.
Chemical Spill Response/Planning Tools
CAMEO software suite programs:
CAMEOfm, an application to access and manage chemical property and emergency response information.
ALOHA, a modeling program that estimates hazards after a chemical release.
MARPLOT, CAMEO's mapping program.
CAMEO Chemicals, a database of hazardous chemical datasheets you can use to get response recommendations and predict hazards. Available in online and downloadable versions.
Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW), a program that predicts the reactivity of substances or mixtures of substances.
Tier2 Submit, a program that helps chemical facilities meet their Tier II reporting requirements under Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA.
RMP*Comp, a program that helps chemical facilities that fall under the RMP rule complete their required offsite consequence analysis.
Training, training resources for CAMEO.