On September 2-5, 2014, OR&R staff participated in the NOAA Alaska Emergency Responder Workshop at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Lab in Kasitsna Bay, Alaska.
Articles from September 19, 2014
OR&R’s Spatial Data Branch (SDB) worked with the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ (UAF) Arctic Tracer Release Experiment (ARCTREX): Applications for Mapping Spilled Oil in Arctic Waters.
On September 17, 2014, the NOAA Marine Debris Program's Southeast and Caribbean Regional Coordinator, Jason Rolfe, presented a Regional View of Marine Debris at the Second Annual Marine Debris Symposium at the Onslow County Environmental Center in coastal North Carolina.
"Communication is not something you add on to science, it is the essence of science"--Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
OR&R’s Ken Finkelstein took an all-day Science Communication Workshop at Dartmouth College on September 12, 2014.
“Young of year” shad sampling occurred on the Delaware River in Trenton, New Jersey, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania the week of Aug 8, 2014. Shad is an anadromous species, meaning the fish live in the ocean and come back to spawn in freshwater. Young-of-year are shad hatched from eggs that are spawned in the same year.
T/V Margara Vessel Grounding Draft Primary Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Released for Public Comment
On September 16, 2014, NOAA and The Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources working on the restoration of natural resources injured by the T/V Margara vessel grounding released a Draft Primary Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, opening a 30-day public comment period.