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Articles from March 27, 2015

Posted: March 27, 2015

OR&R will be hosting the Seattle Fire Department HAZMAT teams at the NOAA Western Regional Center in Seattle April 6–9, 2015 for training on the latest versions of the CAMEO software suite.

The CAMEO suite includes several hazardous materials response and planning tools used by firefighters across the United States.

Posted: March 27, 2015
Shallow water containment boom stretched across a stream in California.

OR&R teamed up with California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response to offer an oil spill training, which for the first time since the partnership began in 2005, incorporated both marine and inland spill elements.

Posted: March 27, 2015

The North Pacific Marine Science Organization is leading a project funded by the Government of Japan to assess and forecast the effects of debris generated by the tsunami that followed the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

The team directing this three year effort met last week in Honolulu, Hawaii, to assess progress and set priorities.

Posted: March 27, 2015
Seven men and women standing next to a wall.

NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathy Sullivan toured the Port of Seattle on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo on March 25, 2015 with members of the local port community and several local NOAA staff in order to listen to the concerns of the waterway users.

Posted: March 27, 2015
Stretch of Richmond, California, beach.

OR&R staff organized a meeting with Coast Guard, California spill responders, and a San Francisco-based software start-up company to review a demonstration of a new aerial imagery data capture and analysis service.

They also discussed potential applications of these technologies and services for spill response and damage assessment.

Posted: March 27, 2015
People in chairs and tables in a conference room.

From March 24–26, 2015, OR&R's Spatial Data Branch met in Seattle, Washington, for an operational team meeting.

Attendees discussed how the team's strategies align with regional branch case team work, the Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD) Strategic and Operation Plan, and the National Ocean Service Roadmap.

Posted: March 27, 2015
Group of people standing under a vortex-shaped art sculpture outside.

In a three-day workshop, the NOAA Marine Debris Program brought together Florida's marine debris community to share updates on accomplishments and to continue development of a statewide marine debris reduction plan.

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