OCTOBER 23, 2015--The week of October 19, 2015, the NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center hosted a technical meeting with more than 60 experts from academia, government, and industry to reflect and look forward at oil observation technologies to improve preparedness for the next major oil spill.
Articles from October 23, 2015
OCTOBER 23, 2015--California’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) is world renowned for its response, rescue, rehabilitation, and research capabilities.
Trustees Host Public Meetings to Receive Public Comments on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Restoration Plan
OCTOBER 23, 2015--From October 19 - 22, 2015, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill trustees hosted the first three of eight public meetings to receive public comments on the recently released /Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Consent Decree.
OCTOBER 23, 2015--OR&R’s Assessment and Restoration Division participated in the 2015 Coastal Marine Resource Committee (MRC) Summit in La Push, Washington, on October 16, 2015, hosted by the Quileute Nation.
OCTOBER 23, 2015--Last month, members from the Office of Response and Restoration participated in a workshop under the auspices of the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Working Group (EPPR) of the Arctic Council.
OCTOBER 23, 2015--On October 21, 2015, Nancy Wallace, Director of the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), participated on a panel addressing marine debris in Alaska hosted by the Senate Ocean Caucus. The co-chairs Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) made opening remarks.
OR&R Participates in the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment Meeting
OCTOBER 23, 2015--The second meeting of CARTHE (Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment) met at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, on October 19-22, 2015. Research members from around the country met for the three-day event to present progress on studies to better understand mesoscale and sub-mesoscale circulation, as well as transport dynamics and mechanisms in the Gulf of Mexico.
OCTOBER 23, 2015--On September 29 through October 1, 2015, OR&R conducted sampling of some of the most heavily oiled marshes associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the marshes of Louisiana.