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Articles from October 9, 2015

Posted: October 8, 2015
Screenshot of ERMA Deepwater Gulf Response map with restoration plan data.

OR&R's Spatial Data Branch released and updated thousands of data layers related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and Natural Resource Damage Assessment into ERMA Deepwater Gulf Response.

Posted: October 8, 2015
Drawing of marine life and text 'Be part of the solution, not the pollution.'

The NOAA Marine Debris Program's annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest for K-8th grade is now open.

Students can submit artwork from October 20 through November 30, 2015.

Posted: October 8, 2015
Two men sitting at a table in front of laptops with maps.

OR&R participated in a worst-case spill drill led by Paramount Petroleum in Seattle, Washington, on October 8, 2015.

The drill focused on the potential release of oil into Puget Sound at Point Wells, Washington.

Posted: October 8, 2015
People in boat and marsh assess oil's impacts.

As of October 5, 2015, the trustees have proposed a comprehensive, integrated, ecosystem restoration plan for the Gulf of Mexico.

The draft plan would allocate up to $8.8 billion for natural resource injuries under a proposed settlement with BP, which would resolve BP's liability for natural resource injuries stemming from the 2010 oil spill.

Posted: October 8, 2015
Screenshot of MARPLOT map showing Nantucket Sound nautical chart.

A new version of our MARPLOT mapping program is now available.

The update includes significant improvements to the import/export feature for this mapping program.

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