On November 18-19, 2014, OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division staff participated in the Department of Energy's National Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Workshop in Washington, D.C.
Articles from November 21, 2014
A Swedish delegation representing nine government agencies is touring DC and the Gulf region to discuss interagency and public crisis communications during oil and chemical spills with various US agencies. The group visited OR&R in Silver Spring on Monday, November 19 and will visit the NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center on Monday, November 24.
On Monday, November 17, 2014, staff from the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) participated in a workshop led by The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) where they explored the topic of lost and derelict blue crab pots in the Chesapeake Bay.
On November 20, 2014, NOAA's Holly Bamford, Acting Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management, represented NOAA at a meeting of senior agency executives at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC.
On November 12-14, 2014, OR&R staff participated in a technical forum entitled “Understanding Dispersants in Oil Spill Response”, at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration has incorporated the Inland Sensitivity Atlas (ISA) for the Great Lakes region into the Great Lakes Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) to support contingency planning, assist responders, and enhance public access to this information.
OR&R and EPA met on November 18-20, 2014, to address recommendations for CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations) made in Executive Order (EO) 13650.