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Registration Open for Spill Response Training

MARCH 1, 2019 – If you are an oil or chemical spill responder or planner seeking spill response training, here are more upcoming opportunities!

A group of people on a rocky shoreline.
Students confer on shoreline samples during an SOS field trip. Image credit: NOAA.

Our office is accepting applications for the following classes:

  • Science of Oil Spills (SOS) training to be held in Seattle, Washington the week of June 3, 2019: The application period for this class will be open through April 12. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by April 26.
     
  • Science of Chemical Releases (SOCR) training to be held in Seattle, Washington the week of June 17, 2019: The application period for this class will be open through April 26. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by May 10.

SOS classes are designed to help spill responders and planners increase their understanding of oil spill science when analyzing spills and making risk-based decisions to protect public health, safety, and the environment.

The class offers a broad, science-based approach to understanding the framework for spill responses for the purpose of increasing awareness and preparedness, and reducing uncertainty and risk associated with these types of incidents

SOCR classes are primarily intended for new and mid-level spill responders, planners, and stakeholders from government and public agencies. Upon completion of the class, students will be able to demonstrate increased awareness and preparedness by employing science-based decision-making in planning for and responding to chemical incidents.

Both classes will be held at NOAA's Western Regional Center in Seattle.