On January 6, 2015, a crowd of more than 100 people gathered to celebrate and witness the breaching of a levee that since the 1800s has held back tidal water from the 1200 acre Cullinan Ranch property, located along the fringe of San Pablo Bay in California (part of the San Francisco Bay Estuary).
Articles from January 9, 2015
The week of January 5, 2015, the NOAA Marine Debris Program released a technical memo, Detecting Japan Tsunami Marine Debris at Sea: A Synthesis of Efforts and Lessons-Learned, a review of the debris detection efforts that took place in the years following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, as well as valuable lessons for the future of marine debris detection.
OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division staff will present at the Battelle Eighth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments in New Orleans during the week of January 11, 2015.
During the first week of January 2015, OR&R held a series of meetings at NOAA's Sand Point Seattle campus on the state of the science for dispersant use in Arctic waters.
The week of January, 5, 2015, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division and NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary staff participated in a Salish Sea Vessel Oil Spill Risk Assessment and Management Workshop in Bellingham, WA.
Steve Lehmann, an OR&R Scientific Support Coordinator, gave the keynote address at the 25th annual No-Spills Conference in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on January 5, 2015.
NOAA was part of an international team that assessed and advised in the aftermath of an oil spill in a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Bangladesh.