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Articles from January 29, 2016

Posted: January 22, 2016
Woman speaking in front of a poster.

JANUARY 22, 2016--More than 50 interested community members attended a January 20, 2016, workshop at the Santa Barbara library, organized by the natural resource trustees to provide an update on the Refugio Beach oil spill damage assessment.

Posted: January 29, 2016
Piece of paper with signatures.

JANUARY 29, 2016--At the Alaska Regional Response Team (RRT) meeting on January 27, 2016, in Anchorage, Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard announced an updated plan on the use of chemical dispersants for oil spill response in Alaska. Almost all coastal states and territories have dispersant use plans, but such a plan has not existed in Alaska since September 2008.

Posted: January 22, 2016
Two women in a boat pull crab pots from water.

JANUARY 22, 2016--As part of a two-year marine debris removal project funded through the program's Community-based Marine Debris Removal Grant, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, a group working with local fishermen and North Carolina Marine Patrol removed hundreds of derelict crab pots from Pamlico, Albemarle, Currituck, and Roanoke Sounds during the no-potting period (roughly two weeks long starting Jan 15).

Posted: January 29, 2016
People conducting an exercise with a string.

JANUARY 29, 2016--On January 26-28, 2016, the NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center hosted the “Discovering Steps to Safeguard our People and the Places They Live: A Climate Adaptation Training for Coastal Communities” workshop.

Posted: January 29, 2016
Industrial site with trucks parked in the foreground.

JANUARY 29, 2016—NOAA and EPA visited the Troy Chemical Corporation and portions of Pierson's Creek on January 21, 2016.

Posted: January 29, 2016
Several individuals posing in the conference hall.

JANUARY 29, 2016--At least a dozen OR&R scientists and Scientific Support Coordinators joined NOAA scientists and hundreds of other attendees at the 2016 Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, on January 25 to 29, 2016.

Posted: January 29, 2016
Man and a woman.

JANUARY 29, 2016--OR&R is proud to congratulate Brendan Bray and Commander Liz Kretovic on their graduation from the NOAA Leadership Competencies Development Program (LCDP).

Posted: January 29, 2016
Five people on a rocky beach with a boat in the water.

JANUARY 29, 2016--This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the NOAA Marine Debris Program. To commemorate the event, the Marine Debris Program launched its 10-year campaign this week.

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