NOVEMBER 3, 2016--OR&R proudly received the 2016 Environmental Product award on October 27 issued by the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) for OR&R’s Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) database. CAFE is a unique program that allows spill responders to estimate the fate and effects of thousands of chemicals, dispersants, oils, and dispersed oils on freshwater and marine resources.
Articles from November 4, 2016
NOVEMBER 3, 2016--The week of October 24, the Marine Debris Division represented the U.S. Government at a meeting of G7 countries focused on combating the issue of marine debris globally.
NOVEMBER 3, 2016--OR&R’s director Dave Westerholm and Emergency Response Division (ERD) Chief Scott Lundgren participated in the Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) Annual Meeting held on October 24-26 to share information on current and emerging issues influencing spill response.
The 2016 ITAC brought together the technical side of the spill response community to share information on new technologies, trends, and issues that will influence future spill responses.
NOVEMBER 3, 2016--The OR&R Marine Debris Division's Chief Scientist, Amy Uhrin, participated in a workshop aimed at harmonizing monitoring methods for floating marine macro litter on October 27 and 28 in Barcelona, Spain.
NOVEMBER 3, 2016—The week of October 24, LCDR Greg Schweitzer, OR&R Scientific Support Coordinator, presented on the role of NOAA’s Emergency Response Division to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training held at the Detroit Zoo.