As part of the OR&R Science of Spills workshop, participants learn about shoreline cleanup assessment technique. (NOAA)

Workshops

We offer classes and workshops for oil and chemical spill responders and planners in local, state, and federal governments as well as industry. Our largest training effort is the three-and-a-half day Science of Oil Spills class, which is offered multiple times a year and focuses on the scientific basis for evaluating environmental risks during spills and making decisions to optimize ecological recovery. On an as-needed basis, we offer short workshops on topics such as computer modeling, chemical dispersant use, or spill response techniques.

Science of Oil Spills Classes

Science of Oil Spills (SOS) classes help spill responders increase their understanding of oil spill science when analyzing spills and making risk-based decisions. They are designed for new and mid-level spill responders. Learn more and apply for an upcoming class.

Training: Aerial Observation of Oil Spills

We offer several levels of training in the aerial observation of oil on water, including a basic online training module for aircrews; an overview during our SOS class, and a comprehensive (1-day) training for spill responders.

Science of Chemical Releases Classes

Science of Chemical Releases (SOCR) classes help spill responders and planners increase their understanding of chemical spill (release) science when analyzing spills and making risk-based decisions. The classes are designed for new and mid-level spill responders.

CAMEO Training

Each year, thousands of first responders and emergency planners are trained to use programs in the CAMEO software suite in classes led by more than 100 CAMEO-certified instructors.

Science of Oil Spills Training: Apply for Fall 2017

June 28, 2017 – We are accepting applications for our next Science of Oil Spills class for the week of Nov. 13, 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska. These popular classes help oil spill responders increase their understanding of oil spill science when analyzing spills and making risk-based decisions.