NOAA has released a short video highlighting recently completed river restoration near Seattle, WA implemented by the Boeing Corporation.
Articles from May 30, 2014
On May 21-22, 2014, a large-scale industry-led oil spill drill was conducted involving the collision of a container ship and a Chevron tanker 30 miles off the coast of Oceanside, CA.
NOAA OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division and NOAA Restoration Center will be attending a June 3, 2014 Restoration Symposium in New York City hosted by the New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program and the Hudson River Foundation.
All of us hope that it will never happen again, but... If years from now, a major disaster generates large amounts of debris, and the floating debris is carried away by ocean currents and wind to North America, the response community will benefit from the experience and lessons learned accumulated during the response to the Japan Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) event, which still on-going today.
On May 21-23, 2014, the Disaster Response Center partnered with the National Weather Service to provide a NOAA-only tabletop exercise called Tropical Storm Topaz.