In mid-September of 2014, a group of scientists including social and public health experts, biologists, oceanographers, chemists, atmospheric scientists, and data management experts convened in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, to discuss ways they could better integrate their respective environmental and health data during disasters.
Articles from October 10, 2014
On October 3, 2014, staff from NOAA Marine Debris Program and NOAA Restoration Center met in Westport, WA, with The Nature Conservancy, Quinault Indian Nation, and Natural Resource Consultants project partners to discuss the project’s progress and scope.
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) and the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) are producing recommended practices for GIS technology and geo-information used in the formation of a Common Operating Picture (COP).
On Tuesday, two OR&R staff had a rare opportunity--lunch with Dr. Sullivan.
On October 7, 2014, OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD) staff presented an introduction to Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and Restoration for a capstone class of Sustainability students at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
To advance ocean and environmental stewardship, the NOAA Marine Debris Program in partnership with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) developed an Educator’s Guide to Marine Debris in an effort to bring students new science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based marine debris lessons.
From September 29 through October 1, 2014 OR&R Emergency Response Division (ERD) staff, Nicolle Rutherford and Kyle Jellison, along with Scott Zengel and Jennifer Horsman of Research Planning, Incorporated, returned to Bay Jimmy, Northern Barataria Bay, Louisiana to evaluate oiling conditions, erosion, vegetation, and macrofauna recovery in marshes heavily oiled during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.