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Articles from March 23, 2018

Posted: March 23, 2018
Man in front of a poster.

MARCH 23, 2018 — London, England recently hosted the Interspill event on March 13-15, 2018.  This conference is part of the triumvirate series including the International Oil Spill Conference (U.S., 2020) and Spillcon (Australia, 2019).

Posted: March 23, 2018
Four people gathering on a beach.

MARCH 23, 2018 —During the week of March 19, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division gave a Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) training class in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Posted: March 23, 2018
A man speaking to two young girls in front of a poster.

MARCH 23, 2018 — On March 12-16, 2018 the Marine Debris Program (MDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme co-hosted the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) in San Diego, California.

Posted: March 23, 2018
Group of people in a room at tables and standing.

MARCH 23, 2018 — On March 14, LCDR Jeffrey Platt, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Marine Environmental Response, and Brandi Todd, OR&R’s Scientific Support Coordinator arrived in Bogotá, Colombia to evaluate the Colombian government’s tabletop oil spill exercise, utilizing a newly drafted National Contingency Plan.

Posted: March 23, 2018
Group of people in hazmat gear.

MARCH 23, 2018 — When you first walk through the Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SRP) Site in Brazoria County, Texas, what draws the eye is not the security fences and wellhead equipment, but the high quality marshes and bird rookery on the site.

Posted: March 23, 2018
Office building with grass in foreground.

MARCH 23, 2018 — On March 16, Scott Lundgren and Lisa DiPinto from the Office of Response and Restoration participated in the 5th Annual Federal Interagency Disaster Research Response Meeting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, joining a wide array of federal partners that have connections to research conduct and data collection during emergency responses.

Posted: March 23, 2018
Three men and a woman pose for photo.

MARCH 23, 2018 — On March 14, members of OR&R’s Spatial Data Branch held a training on NOAA's Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®) in New Bern, North Carolina for U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps, and North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources were also in attendance.

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