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OR&R Shares Latest Products with Northwest Partners

NOVEMBER 18, 2016--On November 10, nine personnel from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (“NETL”) in Albany, OR, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (various WA locations) joined the OR&R Emergency Response Division (ERD) in Seattle for a day-long meeting to share information on approaches to oceanographic modeling and data handling.

ERD’s 40-year history in oil spill response and being able to provide rapid results to operational responders attracted the NETL scientists at some recent oil spill response conferences. The team from NETL developed a blowout model for oil drilling in the sea floor as well as other models for sharing and visualizing data. Scientists from ERD that work on the latest version of General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment (GNOME) as well as the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®) shared strategies and discussed algorithms for their respective models. NOAA’s Trajectory Analysis Planner (TAP) was also put on display alongside a tool that NETL uses to show the occurrence of temporal and geospatial data. The result of the meeting was a strong desire to continue collaboration on understanding each other’s models and maintaining dialog on improvements to products. For more information contact Go back to OR&R Weekly Report.