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OR&R Participates in Clean Gulf Conference

NOVEMBER 12, 2019 — During the week of October 28-31, ten scientists from NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration attended the Clean Gulf conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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OR&R personnel and partners in attendance at the Clean Gulf 2019 conference. Kneeling (Left to right): Paul Pannetta, Oscar Garcia, Brandi Todd, and Lisa DiPinto. Standing (left to right): Adam Davis, John Tarpley, Ann Hayward Walker, Dave Westerholm. Paige Doelling, Scott Lundgren, Scott Zengle, Brad Benggio, Ed Levine, Ellen Ramirez, and George Graettinger. Image credit: NOAA.

The focus of CLEAN GULF was improving prevention, preparedness and response of oil and hazardous materials spills in inland, offshore, and marine environments. The conference was structured over the course of four days, offering workshops, state and federal updates, and breakout sessions led by experts in industry and government.

During the conference, OR&R personnel were able to attend numerous sessions across multiple conference tracks. OR&R personnel were participants in panel discussions, formal presentations, instructors in workshops, and audience members.

In addition to the conference sessions, the chance to network with other colleagues in similar situations was an extremely valuable experience. Dave Westerholm used the opportunity to introduce Scott Lundgren as his successor as the new Director of the Office of Response and Restoration to numerous stakeholders.

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Paige Doelling presenting at the “Tank Fires and Channel Spill: Harris County and Houston Sea, Air, and Land Event” session. Image credit: NOAA.
Last updated Friday, November 15, 2019 3:25pm PST