MARCH 17, 2017--OR&R representatives visited the National Water Center on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa on March 16.
Articles from March 17, 2017
MARCH 17, 2017--On March 10, Rear Adm. Mark Butt, command, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) District 13, presided over a change of command ceremony for Sector Puget Sound at Base Seattle. Capt. Linda Sturgis relieved Capt. Joe Raymond and now has command of the Sector.
A corner stone of prevention is outreach and education, to change hearts and mind. Washed Ashore, based in Bandon, Oregon, with the help of community volunteers, has been creating large statues made of marine debris and placing them in various locations around the country to attract attention to marine debris.
MARCH 17,2017--On March 7-9, 2017, a NOAA Scientific Support Team (SST) assembled in Houma, Louisiana, to provide technical support for testing plans, processes, and procedures developed to respond to a large (but fictional) oil spill 250 miles offshore.
MARCH 17, 2017--Acting Deputy OR&R Marine Debris Division chief Adam Domanski, traveled to Hamburg, Germany, the week of March 6 to participate in a G20 workshop alongside representatives from the American Chemistry Council, the World Bank, the European Commission, and 15 other nations.
MARCH 17, 2017--The week of March 13 OR&R’s Emergency Response Division (ERD) provided guidance to USCG Sector Honolulu for establishing a science-based safety zone where lava flowing from Kilauea Volcano is currently entering the ocean at Kamokuna on the Big Island of Hawaii.
MARCH 17, 2017--On March 16, the OR&R Diversity Committee presented a video and opportunity for discussion via WebEx on Gender Inequality to about 35 participants across the program.
MARCH 17, 2017--Roughly 40 USCG, state, and local emergency responders attended this week’s Marine Salvage Response training in San Pedro, CA.