MARCH 31, 2017 -- On Tuesday March 21, Marine Debris Program (MDP) Director Nancy Wallace participated in a discussion panel following a showing of the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Articles from March 31, 2017
The director’s remarks were part of the government updates portion of the meeting's agenda and described OR&R’s capabilities, products, and services, including updates associated with the administration transition, enhancements to the Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique data processes, remote sensing,
MARCH 31, 2017--The ten-member Science and Technical Committee of the Oil Spill Recovery Institute includes one scientist each from the OR&R Emergency Response Division and the Assessment and Restoration Division. On March 24 those scientists participated in a nearly day-long meeting reviewing new proposals and sketching out early elements of the Oil Spill Recovery Institute 2018 research plan.
OR&R Emergency Response Division Participates in Webinar for Indian Maritime Administration on Coastal Spill Response
On Friday March 24, Doug Helton from OR&R Emergency Response Division led a discussion on spill response practices in the United States with the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, India, and the Indian Maritime Administration.
MARCH 31, 2017 -- Marine Debris Program staff met in Salem, New Jersey with five grantees for a mid-project progress meeting. The projects all target preventing or removing derelict fishing gear, specifically crab pots, from Delaware Bay and New Jersey coastal waters.
OR&R Participates in Florida Marine Spill Analysis System and Natural Resource Damage Assessment Workshop
MARCH 31, 2017 -- To maintain preparedness and enhance coordination between the state and NOAA, the Florida state scientific support coordinator assembled state emergency responders and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) practitioners for a two-day workshop focusing on the Florida Marine Spill Analysis System and Natural Resource Damage Assessment.
MARCH 31, 2017 -- This week, U.S. Coast Guard’s Pacific Strike Team hosted roughly 30 spill-experienced Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel from across the Pacific basin for a three-day advanced training workshop on a variety of spill response topics, involving both classroom and hands-on activities.
MARCH 31, 2017--The U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina conducted a successful Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) exercise on March 22-23 in Morehead City, North Carolina.