June Training Registration Open for Oil and Chemical Spill Responders
March 21, 2018 — NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration is now accepting applications for two upcoming summer training classes for spill responders.
For those who respond or prepare for spills of oil products, our next available Science of Oil Spills (SOS) class will be held June 11-15, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
For those responding or preparing for chemical releases, we are offering a Science of Chemical Releases (SOCR) class June 25-28, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama.
These classes are designed to help spill responders and planners increase their understanding of spill science when preparing for and analyzing oil or chemical spills, and making risk-based decisions to protect public health, safety, and the environment.
They are designed to offer a broad, science-based approach to understanding the framework for spill responses for the purpose of:
- increasing awareness and preparedness, and
- reducing uncertainty and risk associated with these types of incidents
The classes are primarily intended for new and mid-level spill responders, planners, and stakeholders from government and public agencies. Upon completion of the class, students will be able to demonstrate increased awareness and preparedness by employing science-based decision-making in planning for and responding to spill incidents.
Learn more about SOS classes, including some frequently-asked questions, and complete the online application form. Applications for the Seattle SOS class will be accepted through Friday, March 30.
Learn more about SOCR classes and complete the online application form. Applications for the SOCR class in Mobile will be accepted through Friday, May 4.
Questions: Contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions about these classes.
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