Aug. 17, 2017 - On August 18, 1990, President H.W. Bush signed the Oil Pollution Act, giving NOAA and other agencies improved authorities for spill prevention, response, and restoration in the nation’s navigable waters and shorelines. Regional Operations Supervisor Doug Helton explores changes to the act.
The CAFE database is a software program that helps responders assess environmental impacts to biological species from chemical or oil spills into aquatic environments.
ERMA is an online mapping tool integrating static and real-time data in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers.
The programs of the CAMEO software suite are designed to help prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
ADIOS is an oil spill response tool that models how different types of oil weather in the marine environment.
GNOME is a software modeling tool used to predict the possible route pollutants might follow on the water's surface.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby.