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Scientists Teach Oil Spill Basics in Monthly Lecture Series

SEPT. 26, 2022 — When things don’t go as planned, and oil hits the water, people have many questions that need answers. Where will the oil go? What can be done to clean it up? How badly did it damage the environment? What is the best way to clean up the oil without making things worse? Luckily, NOAA scientists from the Office of Response and Restoration have the background and expertise to help answer each of these questions.

A screenshot of a virtual meeting.

Last Thursday, we completed a three-part series featuring popular lectures from the Science of Oil Spills course: "Environmental Trade Offs" by John Tarpley, "Natural Resource Damage Assessment 101" by Kevin Kirsch, and "Oil Spill Fate and Transport" by Amy MacFadyen.This series was incredibly informative and successful with a total of 589 participants tuning in.

This three-part lecture was part of an ongoing monthly lecture series that runs every third Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Stay tuned for upcoming lectures here.

Last updated Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:40pm PST