AUGUST 3, 2017—OR&R’s Jay Field and Lisa Rosman have been awarded the NOAA Administrator's Award for conducting new and innovative model emulation work to predict the rate of recovery for fish in the Hudson River. This modeling showed that after dredging, fish from the river will remain contaminated with PCBs and unfit for human consumption for decades longer than initially predicted.
Articles from August 4, 2017
AUGUST 3, 2017--Oil spill managers for the US Navy held an Oil & Hazardous Spill Prevention and Response Workshop at the Naval Base Ventura County (California) this week and invited OR&R’s Emergency Response Division (ERD) to discuss NOAA’s scientific support capabilities for oil spill planning, exercises, training, and response.
AUGUST 3, 2017--This week, members of the NOS Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (NEDAC) met to establish an action plan that will guide the council in its efforts to increase diversity and inclusion within our organization.
AUGUST 3, 2017--On July 25, OR&R's Assessment and Restoration Division attended an ecosystem services workshop in NYC.
AUGUST 3, 2017--In mid-July, the NOAA Marine Debris Program's funded partner, the BoatU.S. Foundation, along with other local groups, removed an abandoned and derelict sailboat from Lake Erie waters.
On July 27, Ken Finkelstein of OR&R’s Assessment and Restoration Division attended a Penobscot River boat trip with the Department of Interior and State of Maine natural resource trustee representatives.
AUGUST 3, 2017--Last week, OR&R representative Kristen Faiferlick attended Summer Design School 2017, a week long training in Human Centered Design (HCD) that explored new ways to understand and apply HCD in government.