Pacific Islands Natural Resource Damage Assessment

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Pacific Islands Natural Resource Damage Assessment

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 to Thursday, July 18, 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii

Pacific Islands: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Workshop and Training

Overall Objectives:

Training for local agency staff and scientists to initiate and conduct a successful NRDA for an oil spill, or threat of an oil spill.  Develop personal connections with NOAA staff who support and assist the NRDA effort remotely.


The workshop will cover basic NRDA principles, organizational planning, ephemeral data collection, coordination with response, data collection for exposure and assessment, and data management. 

Agenda: Here>>

Participants: Here>> (updated post workshop)


Welcome, Nancy Kinner

Overview of NRDA/NRDA Science, Amy Merten

Legal Considerations, Rachel Ramos

Overview of Quantification and Scaling, Chris Geiguere

Ephemeral Data Collection:

General Data Collections, Laurie Sullivan

Fish and Coral Data Collections, Matt Parry

Turtles Data Collections, Brian Stacy

Mammals Data Collections, Lori Schwacke & Teri Rowles

Conducting an Emergency Restoration, Matt Parry

Scenario Overview, Amy Merten

Overall Conceptual Model, Laurie Sullivan

Legal Considerations Part II, Rachel Ramos

Introduction of Restoration, Matt Parry

Data Management, Michele Jacobi

Groundings (threat of oil release), Matt Parry

National Pollution Funds Center, Monica Rusk

Transitioning Response and NRDA: Challenges for the Hawaiian Islands, Laurie Sullivan


15 CFR 990 Subpart D

33 CFR Part 136


NOAA Inouye Regional Center
1855 Wasp Blvd
Honolulu, HI

Organizing Committee:

Nancy Kinner, CRRC

Laurie Sullivan, NOAA

Michelle Barbieri, NOAA NMFS

Amy Merten, NOAA

Shawn Murakawa, NOAA NMFS

Matthew Parry, NOAA Restoration Center

Teri Rowles, NOAA NMFS

Shannon Ruseborn, NOAA Restoration Center, DARRP

Brian Stacy, NOAA HQ NMFS Protected Resources

Jessican White, NOAA, Sanctuaries

Sarah Wilkin, NOAA NMFS OPR

Ruth Yender, NOAA ORR SSC


Questions? Contact Kathy Mandsager