During the week of August 4, 2014, as part of an ongoing effort to prepare for an oil spill in the Arctic, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) joined a team of researchers in Barrow, Alaska, to field test ephemeral data collection methods.
Articles from August 15, 2014
The week of August 4, 2014, the annual Pacific Northwest Oil Spill Control Course (PNWOSCC) took place in Port Angeles, WA. PNWOSCC is a blend of classroom training and practical hands-on exercises in the methods of controlling, containing, and cleaning up oil spills on water and on shore.
On August 4 - 6, 2014, representatives from OR&R’s Assessment and Restoration Division collaborated with staff from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), and the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research UAS Program (UASPO) in an exercise to evaluate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for oil spill response and damage assessment activities.
Two members of OR&R's Emergency Restoration Division attended a week-long training workshop at U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) headquarters in Washington, D.C. during the week of August 4, 2014.
This concoction was created in the Western Regional Center (Seattle) kitchen on August 13-14, 2014.
- 3 Emergency Response Division managers
- 1 seasoned NOAA labor management advisor
Southern California residents lose millions of dollars each year avoiding littered, local beaches in favor of choosing cleaner beaches that are farther away and may cost more to reach, according to a new NOAA-funded Marine Debris Program economics study.