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Spotting Spills from Space

In the decades that NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration has been providing scientific support for responses to oil and chemical spills, OR&R scientists have developed a trove of specialized tools to help them do their work. Responders today can even spot spills from space with a trajectory tool and a little help from an important partner.

A satellite image of an oil spill.
Last updated Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:14pm PST