MARCH 3, 2015--Drs. Adriana C. Bejarano and Alan Mearns are pleased to announce that a new paper, Improving Environmental Assessments by Integrating Species Sensitivity Distributions into Environmental Modeling: Examples with two hypothetical oil spills, is in press this week and available online at the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin.
Articles from March 13, 2015
Jasmine Sandhu is a software engineer working in OR&R’s Emergency Response Division (ERD) at the Seattle Western Regional Center - Sand Point.
Marine debris, the perennial global problem that harms the environment, impacts commerce, and threatens human health and safety, provides an opportunity to learn about the oceans from a unique perspective that shows how winds and currents, the main forces that move marine debris over long distances across the world oceans, can drag objects from one side of the world to the other.
$4.485 Million Settlement for Natural Resource Injuries at the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. Superfund Site
MARCH 13, 2015--On February 24, 2015, the United States entered into a settlement agreement with D.S.C. of Newark, the owner of the property where the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc., (CDEI) facility operated.
On March 11 and 12, 2015, OR&R participated in the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) annual meeting in Crystal City, VA.
Representatives from the Makah Tribal Council Office of Marine Affairs visited with the Office of Response and Restoration and National Weather Service (NWS) National Forecast Office Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Marine biologist Gary Shigenaka of OR&R’s Emergency Response Division was one of 17 experts invited to make technical presentations March 9-10, 2015, before a National Academy of Sciences committee.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program attended the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) Fishing for Energy 2015 Symposium that highlighted research projects working to mitigate fishing gear loss in the marine environment.
LT Greg Schweitzer, an OR&R Scientific Support Coordinator, was invited to speak at the EPA’s Region 5 Annual On-Scene Coordinator Training in Angola, Indiana.
OR&R biologist Gary Shigenaka continued the longtime Emergency Response Division (ERD) tradition of interacting with students selected for a National Science Foundation program designed to support minorities in the marine sciences.
On March 10, 2015, Doug Helton from OR&R’s Emergency Response Division joined experts from across NOAA to share their Arctic research.
The National Ocean Science Bowl held their annual competition on February 28, 2015.
OR&R's Emergency Response Division recently conducted a Science of Oil Spills (SOS) class from February 23-27, 2015 at NOAA's Gulf Of Mexico Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama. Science of Oil Spills classes help spill responders increase their understanding of oil spill science when analyzing spills and making risk-based decisions. They are designed for new and mid-level spill responders. The course focuses on oil spills that occur in coastal and marine environments.