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Articles from August 15, 2014

Posted: August 15, 2014

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.

Posted: August 15, 2014
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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.

Posted: August 15, 2014
Image of oil and bird (also in an inset photo).

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.

Posted: August 15, 2014

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.

Posted: August 16, 2014
Litter at water's edge of an ocean beach.

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.

Posted: August 15, 2014
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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

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