“No Spills Conference” in the Great Lakes
FEBRUARY 3, 2020 — Great Lakes Scientific Support Coordinator LCDR Michael Doig, was in Traverse City, Michigan, from Jan. 27-31 for the Northern Michigan Area Committee meeting and the annual No-Spills Conference.
During the Northern Michigan Area Committee meeting, LCDR Doig participated in a panel discussion about the impacts of high lake levels on emergency response preparedness for oil and chemical spills in the region. In 2020, Lake Michigan and Huron are forecasted to break record highs for the first six months of the year. He shared several products and tools that NOAA produces that can be used to understand the rise in lake levels, such as the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory website, Lake Level Viewer and the Environmental Response Management Application.
During the No-Spills Conference, LCDR Doig provided a demonstration of Oil Spill Modeling with the WebGNOME Suite and an update on the NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index Map Updates for the St. Clair - Detroit River and Straits of Mackinac. The updated Environmental Sensitivity Index map data is now available in the Environmental Response Management Application.
For further information, contact Michael.E.Doig@noaa.gov.