MAY 20, 2016--During and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, natural resource trustee agencies collected thousands of samples across broad regions of the northern Gulf of Mexico. These samples supported the spill response and the natural resource damage assessment (NRDA).
Articles from May 20, 2016
MAY 20, 2016--During the week of May 16-20, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division held a Science of Oil Spills (SOS) course in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) facility.
MAY 20, 2016--OR&R and the NOAA Restoration Center led a tabletop drill and data management training for the Alaska Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and Restoration trustees on May 18-19.
MAY 20, 2016--The week of May 16, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division representatives toured the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) in Boise, Idaho as part of a Northwest Regional Response Team meeting. The mission of the NICC is the complex interagency coordination of wildland firefighting resources in the United States. The Incident Command System used during oil spill responses was initially developed for wildland firefighting. Agencies participating in the NICC include NOAA's National Weather Service, the U.S.
MAY 20, 2016--The week of May 16, the NOAA Marine Debris Program's (MDP) Acting Director, John Tarpley, met with Senator Whitehouse's (RI) senior ocean policy advisor to provide awareness and details about the program's current efforts nationally and in Rhode Island.
MAY 20, 2016--On May 19, OR&R Policy Analyst Robin Garcia attended a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to examine the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)’s Outer Continental Shelf 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Plan.