Registration Open for Upcoming Spill Response Training
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NOV. 29, 2018 – If you are an oil spill responder or planner seeking spill response training, here are some upcoming opportunities!

Our office is accepting applications for a Science of Oil Spills (SOS) class to be held March 25-29, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama. Those interested are encouraged to complete an application.

OR&R also teaches Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT), and we will be offering a hybrid SOS/SCAT class March 11-15, 2019 in Hagatna, Guam. (Due to the distance involved for the Guam class, we are unable to offer both classes, so this class will offer materials from both SOS and SCAT training.) Please complete the SOS application form to be considered for this class.

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

SOS classes are primarily intended for new and mid-level spill responders, planners, and stakeholders from government and public agencies.

To learn more about SOS classes, review the sample agenda [PDF, 170 KB], the SOS Classes page, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. You're also welcome to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions about SOS classes.