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,
Articles from March 31, 2017
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.
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.
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 -- 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).
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.