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NOAA Scientists Participate in International Oil Spill Conference

MAY 28, 2024 — A group of NOAA scientists recently provided strong support at the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC), held May 13-16 in New Orleans.

Group of NOAA scientists pose for a group photo at a conference.
Participants from across NOAA who participated in IOSC 2024, including multiple OR&R divisions and programs, as well as staff from the National Ocean Service; National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service; National Marine Fisheries Service; and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research. Image credit: Coastal Response Research Center.

First held in 1969 in New York, IOSC is now held every three years in a cycle with related conferences: Interspill, held in Europe, and Spillcon, held in Australia. IOSC is an important forum for scientists and other professionals from the international oil spill response community, including industry, government, academia, and non-government organizations, to come together to share science, case histories, emerging issues, new technology, and regulatory updates. This conference featured more than 40 concurrent sessions, over 150 papers presentations, and two days of poster presentations. 

NOAA is a major sponsor and serves on the Permanent Conference Committee, but also had essential roles in the preparation and organization of the conference and the associated Short Courses. NOAA staff served on Abstract Review Teams, and Peer Review groups before the event. During the conference, NOAA staff served as session chairs, session authors and presenters, poster authors, and instructors for several detailed response courses. Staff represented NOAA in a booth in the Exhibit Hall and participated in the technical demonstration, Past, Present and Future – The Evolution of Oil Spill Response.

NOAA participants included staff from the National Ocean Service; National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service; National Marine Fisheries Service; and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research. 

Last updated Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:22am PDT