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Articles from June 10, 2016

Posted: June 9, 2016
Angela Haseltine Pozzi instructing teachers next to a swordfish made of trash.

On June 5, 2016, the NOAA Marine Debris Program participated in the Washed Ashore Project's teacher workshop at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

The workshop focused on how to share lessons about marine debris through the lens of art.

Posted: June 9, 2016
Amy Uhrin, Katie Register, and Kate Thompson in front of an OceansLIVE banner

NOAA Marine Debris Program Chief Scientist Amy Uhrin spoke as part of an online panel on OceansLIVE! during Capitol Hill Ocean Week in Washington, DC.

Posted: June 9, 2016

For the first time, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration conducted its aerial observation of oil spills course specifically for personnel with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Posted: June 9, 2016

During the week of June 6, 2016, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) staff attended the 39th Annual Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Posted: June 9, 2016
Aerial view of derailed oil train and response boats with boom on Columbia River

On June 3, 2016, 16 Union Pacific unit train rail cars carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in Mosier, Oregon, on the Columbia River.

Four of the rail cars were breached and caught fire.

Posted: June 9, 2016
Charlie Henry presents from a podium to 20 responders in a conference room.

NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center and the University of New Hampshire's Coastal Response Research Center hosted in Mobile, Alabama, the second of three NOAA Regional Preparedness Training workshops.

Posted: June 9, 2016
Jaqui Michel holds plants, surrounded by students with shovels in a salt marsh

From June 7–9, 2016, the Emergency Response Division of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration conducted Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) team member training in Anchorage, Alaska.

Posted: June 9, 2016

Last week, a new version of the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) was released that focused on data sharing for partners and the ability to view web cameras within the map.

Posted: June 17, 2016
Woman working with a child at a table.

JUNE 17, 2016--The NOAA Marine Debris Program participated in the Smithsonian National Zoo's World Ocean Day event on Saturday, June 11. More than 3,200 visitors participated in the overall event, which primarily focused on marine debris and the impact we have on the ocean environment.

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