Summer 2016

The DRC Welcomes Kyle Parson

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The DRC Welcomes Kyle Parson

Kyle Parson is the newest member of the CO-OPS Gulf Coast Team at NOAA's Disaster Response Center (DRC).

Kyle Parson and his girlfriend.
Kyle Parson and his girlfriend.
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"Treasures of NOAA's Ark" Exhibit Opens at GulfQuest in Mobile, Alabama

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Treasures of NOAA's Ark Opens in Alabama

On May 6, 2016, the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit opened to the public at GulfQuest, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, in Mobile, Alabama.

Beginning banner of the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit explaining our history.
Beginning banner of the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit explaining our history.
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First Science of Chemical Releases Class Held at the DRC

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SOCR at the DRC

On March 21-24, 2016, the Emergency Response Division and the Disaster Response Center of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration hosted the first Science of Chemical Releases (SOCR) class in Mobile, Alabama.

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Spring 2016 Science of Oil Spills Class Held at the DRC

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SOS at the DRC

Each year, the Office of Response and Restoration's Emergency Response Division and the Disaster Response Center (DRC) hold the Science of Oil Spills (SOS) class. In 2016, it was held March 28 through April 1.

Students participate in the oiled feather exercise during the SOS class.
Students participate in the oiled feather exercise during the SOS class.
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2016 NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour

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2016 Hurricane Awareness Tour

The 2016 NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour made five stops this year—with one being in Mobile, Alabama, on May 19.

Image of the NOAA Hurricane Hunters plane.
NOAA Hurricane Hunters plane.
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2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

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2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season kicked off on June 1. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says it will most likely be a near-normal season.

Pie chart showing 2016 Atlantic hurricane likelihood of a near-normal season.
NOAA's 2016 Atlantic hurricane season predictions
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NOAA Regional Preparedness Training in Texas

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NOAA Regional Preparedness Training in Texas

On May 24-26, 2016, NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) sponsored a NOAA Regional Preparedness Training (NRPT) Workshop at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in Galveston, Texas.

Participants learn about surface washing agents at the NRPT workshop in Texas.
NOAA Regional Preparedness Workshop in Texas
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