Back to top

Virtual Symposium on OR&R Pollution Research

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 — The first of three virtual symposia was held on Monday, September 21 to discuss key scientific results from ongoing research ranging from Arctic cod and forage fish impairment after oil spills to marine debris impacts nationally and internationally.

Juvenile stage Arctic cod.
Arctic cod surviving to the juvenile stage were smaller and in poorer condition 5 months after embryonic oil exposure. Top fish experienced clean seawater whereas bottom fish was exposed to brief, low concentrations of dispersed oil during egg development. Image credit: NOAA.

Future symposia will address CAMEO software development, field-testing marine induced polarization for detecting submerged oil in the Gulf of Mexico, toxicity testing, recreational lost use, and joint research results on a bevy of projects with the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC), University of New Hampshire. Sharing key results as soon as possible fits into ORR's mission of all hazards readiness. The second session will occur on Monday, September 28 (12:00 -1:00 pm PT) and the third on Monday, October, 19 (also 12:00 -1:00 pm PT).

For more information about getting added to the participant list, please contact Troy Baker.

Return to OR&R Weekly.

Last updated Friday, October 2, 2020 3:32pm PDT