JUNE 5, 2015--On Wednesday June 3, 2015, OR&R was invited to participate in the a meeting in Tacoma, Washington, of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Departments of Commerce and the Interior on issues related to marine protected areas (MPAs).
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JUNE 5, 2015--Natural resources trustees toured the final restoration project underway to address impacts from the Foss Maritime Company tank barge spill, releasing approximately 5000 gallons of bunker fuel into Puget Sound (December 2003).
JUNE 5, 2015--On May 28, 2015, the Marine Debris Program staff traveled to Hobuck Beach on the Olympic Peninsula with the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) to do a field comparison of the NOAA and COASST shoreline marine debris surveys.
JUNE 5, 2015--According to the Unified Command, cleanup continues at Refugio beach to Ventura beaches where tarballs are reported. Beach cleanup after an oil spill must take into account specific wildlife and habitat that could be affected.
JUNE 5, 2015--OR&R participated in and helped organize the 2015 Monitoring and Reporting of Illicit Discharges in the ROPME Sea Area Workshop on May 25-27, 2015, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
JUNE 5, 2015--On May 1, 2015, Dr. Amy Merten assumed the Chair of the Arctic Council’s Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (EPPR) Working Group from Norway (2011- 2015).
JUNE 5, 2015--For over 26 years OR&R scientists have been keeping tabs on the recovery and variability of marine life on rocky shores of Prince William Sound, Alaska, once impacted by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
JUNE 5, 2015--On May 14, 2015, NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office hosted a Congressional Staff Roundtable at William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS) in Gloucester Point, Virginia.
JUNE 5, 2015--Three OR&R Emergency Response Division staff members attended the Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 2 – 4, 2015. AMOP is an annual conference sponsored by Environment Canada, with a strong focus on the science of oil and chemical spills.