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Director and Chief Scientist Share NOAA Advances at Annual Meeting of Spill Control Association of America

MAY 16, 2022 – From April 27-28, 2022, the NOAA OR&R Director Scott Lundgren and Senior Scientist Lisa DiPinto participated in the Annual Meeting of the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) held in Savannah, Georgia.

OR&R Director Scott Lundgren presents during the Government Panel at the SCAA annual meeting. Image Credit: SCAA.

The Association serves as the voice of the spill response community, representing spill response contractors, manufacturers, distributors, consultants, instructors, training institutions, and corporations working in this industry. OR&R participated in two panels to update the organization’s membership on advances NOAA has made in the products and services related to the spill response and restoration part of OR&R’s mission, and to hear about the work of this industry sector and other panelists. 

Scott spoke on a Government Panel and provided a refresher on the office mission, accomplishments, and staff changes. He spoke to recent incident metrics and used OR&R’s support services provided to spills in California and support to Peru to highlight advances and applications of NOAA’s tools and services, including:

Lisa presented on a Technology Advancement Panel on a range of research and methods development, with a focus on comparing advances in estimating and measuring oil slick thickness, and related work in ice environments

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Last updated Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:40pm PST