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The Office of Response and Restoration has assembled a range of multimedia resources to illustrate the varied work we do in spill response, habitat restoration, and marine debris. Allow your senses to explore how we use the best science to address the challenges of marine pollution. For more materials related to our work, please visit our blog.


All images are in the public domain and free to use, except for the very few photos credited to other organizations. We appreciate our images being credited to NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration.

More photos, pre-dating 2001, are available on a web site that is no longer maintained. 

Maps and spatial data are at the foundation for much of the work the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) undertakes, from scientific support for oil and chemical spills to damage assessment and restoration to dealing with marine debris. What are spatial data? Spatial data describe the location and shapes of environmental features as well as events occurring in the environment, such as an oil spill into an estuary.

NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration offers educational resources for teachers and students, as well as various classes and references for spill response professionals in local, state, and federal governments and industry.

Explore an ocean's-worth of information related to our efforts to protect and restore the nation's waters from pollution. You'll find experiments and activities for elementary school students and life-long learners alike. 

OR&R has created a variety of infographics to augment information on our website and to stand alone as information sources covering a range of topics. Feel free to use these with NOAA credit.

Dive into the science with one of our story maps, which combine maps, text, and other multi-media in an immersive online platform.

Listen to the latest audio podcast episodes featuring the Office of Response and Restoration. The NOAA Ocean podcast is produced by NOAA's National Ocean Service.

Watch OR&R put NOAA science into action, from an introduction to oil spills to behind-the-scenes glimpses of NOAA measuring how pollution has impacted our natural resources and the public's use of these resources. Find a full list of videos from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the National Ocean Service website.

NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) has prepared a number of job aids, reports, and publications to help people deal with spills of oil and petroleum products. Use the links below to learn more about these free resources.