NOAA Regional Preparedness Training (NRPT) Workshop - Florida

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NOAA Regional Preparedness Training (NRPT) Workshop - Florida

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 to Thursday, June 30, 2016
St. Petersburg, FL

Addressing Public Concerns During Spill Response… sorting fact from fiction during response

This workshop is sponsored by NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration, particularly the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center.

Responding to all-hazards emergencies and disasters is most often a local or regional activity conducted under state and federal frameworks such as the National Contingency Framework and the National Contingency Plan. This workshop will focus on addressing public concerns that arise when a tanker accident in Federal waters results in oil impacting the western Florida coast. The goal of this workshop will be to improve responders' knowledge of the current state-of-science and their ability to communicate to the public about the response, including dispersant use, seafood safety, fisheries impacts and public health.

WORKSHOP REPORT: Addressing Public Concerns During Spill Response (workshop report)>>



Workshop Agenda (June 28 & 29) here>>

Training Agenda (June 30) here>>


Rig Map here>>

GRP Map for scenario here>>

"Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Gulf of Mexico Fisheries" SeaGrant publication here>>

MOU Between USCG and Florida Institute of Oceanography Regarding the Academic and Marine Research Contribution to USCG Oil Spill and Hazardous Material Response Plans, 2012 here>>

Protocol for Seafood Risk Assessment to Support Fisheries Re-Opening Decisions for Aquatic Oil Spills in California here>>

Workshop Presentations:

Overview for Workshop, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center, University of New Hampshire

Overview of Scenario, Brad Benggio, NOAA ORR ERD, SSC

Response Technologies, Charlie Henry, NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center

Shoreline Protection and Cleanup, Jacqui Michel, Research Planning, Inc.

Natural Resources (Fisheries Focus), Nancy Thompson, Florida Keys Marine Lab

Public Health, Robert Dickey, University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Impacts on Volunteers, Lee Fox, Save All Birds

Impacts for Tourism, David Downing, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater

Training Presentations:

Overview of Training, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center, University of New Hampshire

Risk Communication - State-of-Science, Ann Hayward Walker, SEA Consulting

Risk Communication, Monica Wilson, SeaGrant

Social Media, Elodie Fichet, University of Washington, Dept of Communication

Risk Communication, An Agency Perspective

NOAA, Keeley Belva

State of Florida, Emergency Management Agency, Aaron Gallaher

Florida Dept of Environmental Protection, Shannon N. Herbon

U.S. Coast Guard, LT John FitzGerald

Risk Communication During DWH: Reflections of Responders

David M. Kennedy, NOAA

James McPherson, FEMA (USCG, retired)

Tom Brosnan, NOAA ORR ARD, Communications Branch

Participants: here>> (updated post-workshop)


Fish & Wildlife Research Institute
University of South Florida
100 8th Ave SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
333 First St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Organizing Committee:

Brad Benggio, NOAA ORR SSC

Richard Butgereit, Florida Emergency Response GIS

Gregory Case, U.S. Coast Guard

Kevin Claridge, FL DEP

Terry Fluke, Tampa Bay Pilots Assn

Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center

Richard Knudsen, Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, FL SSC

Katie Krushinski, NOAA ORR Disaster Response Center

Steve Lang, U.S. Coast Guard

Kristen Laursen, NOAA Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team

Mark Luther, NOAA Ports

Steve Murawski, University of South Florida

Timyn Rice, Florida DEP

Andy Shepard, Florida Institute of Oceanography

Monica Wilson, Florida Sea Grant


Questions? Please contact (603.862.1545)