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Articles from June 3, 2016

Posted: June 2, 2016
A boy enters data onto a form while at the beach.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce the launch of the new Get Started Toolbox, an online resource for the Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project.

This citizen science initiative engages volunteers across the nation in surveying marine debris on shorelines.

Posted: June 2, 2016

Staff from NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration and National Marine Fisheries Service participated in the U.S. Coast Guard's St. Clair River Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) oil spill drill in Michigan on May 25, 2016.

Posted: June 2, 2016
50 members of OR&R's Emergency Response Division pose outside on a dock.

The Emergency Response Division of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration held its 2016 "all-hands" staff meeting in Seattle, Washington, from May 10-12, 2016.

Posted: June 2, 2016
People in a conference room listen to and watch a presentation on spill response

NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center recently sponsored a NOAA Regional Preparedness Training workshop at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in Galveston, Texas.

This was the first of three workshops aimed at enhancing regional preparedness for emergencies.

Posted: June 2, 2016

NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration recently released an updated version of the Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) database, a chemical response tool.

CAFE version 1.2 now has greater capabilities for aiding responders in their assessment of the environmental effects of chemical or oil spills.

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