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Articles from February 27, 2015

Posted: February 6, 2015
Screenshot showing close-up of grid zones and symbols on MARPLOT 5 map.

This week the MARPLOT development team released a new version of NOAA and EPA's MARPLOT mapping software. For 20 years, thousands of emergency planners and responders have used the software to respond to hazardous chemical spills. MARPLOT has also been used in many other ways, including dispatching air ambulances and helping to identify a serial arsonist.

Posted: February 20, 2015
Group of people working in a warehouse.

In the Great Lakes, monofilament fishing line is an entanglement hazard for wildlife. This is especially true in areas such as the Maumee River in Ohio, which are popular recreational fishing spots.

Posted: February 27, 2015
Arctic sea ice.

FEBRUARY 27, 2015--On March 10, 2015, Doug Helton of the OR&R Emergency Response Division will present, “Oil dispersants in the Arctic: What does the science say about efficacy and tradeoffs?”

Posted: February 27, 2015

FEBRUARY 27, 2015--During the week of February 16, 2015, Peter Murphy, the NOAA Marine Debris Program's Alaska Regional Coordinator, presented on marine debris and local partnerships to research and prevent its impacts on our oceans at the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE).

Posted: February 27, 2015
Oiled beach.

FEBRUARY 27, 2015--Every two years, California’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) teams up with Chevron to host an Oil Spill Response Technology Workshop to expand responders’ understanding of existing and emerging technologies and help them achieve the best available protection for California waters.

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