MAY 13, 2016--As an invited guest of University of New Hampshire’s Coastal Response Research Center, OR&R's Assessment and Restoration Division's Lead Scientist, Dr. Lisa DiPinto, briefed all interested congressional staff at an event hosted by Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire on May 6.
Articles from May 13, 2016
MAY 13, 2016--On May 5, the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) participated in the inaugural DOC Talks event put on by the Department of Commerce (DOC).
MAY 13, 2016-- Following years of intensive cleanup and assessment at the American Cyanamid site, NOAA is now accepting public comment on a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment [PDF] until June 10, 2016.
MAY 13, 2016--On May 11, Sarah Lowe, the NOAA Marine Debris Program's Great Lakes Regional coordinator attended a stewardship day in Belle Isle, Michigan.
MAY 13, 2016--On May 6, the Treasures of NOAA’s Ark exhibit opened to the public at GulfQuest in Mobile, Alabama.
OR&R is supporting the U.S. Coast Guard response to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with trajectory analysis and information on resources at risk. The NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator is on-scene. The spill occurred on May 12 when oil was discharged from a Shell subsea well-head flow line near the Brutus platform. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the spill occurred approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana. For details read the U.S. Coast Guard press release.
MAY 13, 2016--The OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division Pacific Northwest/Great Lakes Branch partnered with the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) (Mount Vernon, Washington) on a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) training on May 6.