Here is a quick guide to many of the most commonly used tools and resources that OR&R offers for oil spill responders and planners. General emergency responders may also want to refer to the quick list of tools and resources for chemical spill response.
Software and Datasets
- ADIOS, NOAA's oil weathering model.
- ERMA®, NOAA's interactive online mapping tool for environmental response data, adapted to a variety of regions.
- Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps and data, concise summaries of coastal resources that may be at risk in a spill incident.
- GNOME, NOAA's oil spill trajectory model.
- GOODS, a tool that helps GNOME users access base maps, ocean currents, and winds.
- NUCOS, a simple desktop unit converter that includes units unique to oil spill response.
- Spill Tools, a set of three programs: the Mechanical Equipment Calculator, the In Situ Burn Calculator, and the Dispersant Mission Planner.
- TAP, NOAA's contingency planning tool.
Publications, Training, and other Resources
- FOSC Guide, describes the products and services that NOAA can provide to FOSCs (Federal On-Scene Coordinators).
- Incident Command System (ICS) forms, available as an electronic database.
- 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.
- Training, classes and self-study options for spill response professionals.
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