Leveraging Science and Academic Engagement During Incidents

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Leveraging Science and Academic Engagement During Incidents

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Tiburon, CA

Leveraging Science and Academic Engagement During Incidents Workshop Report (released April 2020)

***In addition to NOAA ORR, we appreciate the partnership and support of California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response as well the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.  Thank you!

Workshop Goals:

  • Develop best practices for advancing NOAA ORR interaction with the academic community during response, enabled by relationships built during the preparedness phase.
  • Build relationships and foster understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the oil spill response/assessment scientific community and the academic community, including an understanding of each other’s strengths and limitations.
  • Develop mechanisms that facilitate access for academic research during oil spills.
  • Develop implementation recommendations and metrics for evaluating success.


Welcome and Overview, Nancy Kinner, CRRC and Scott Lundgren, NOAA OR&R ERD

National Contingency Plan and Incident Management for Spill Response Overview, CAPT Mark Shepard, U.S. Coast Guard, National Strike Force

Plenary Panel: Overview of Spill Response (Roles, Responsibilities, Capabilities, Capacities)

RADM Peter Gautier, Eleventh Coast Guard Disctrict Commander, Federal On-Scene Coordinator

LT Joshua Nicholas, State On-Scene Coordinator, CA OSPR

Scott Lundgren, NOAA OR&R and Restoration and Scientific Support Role

David Palandro, (ExxonMobil), Responsibile Party Role

Antonietta Quigg, TX A&M at Galveston, Academic Role

Case Studies of Academic Engagement During Spills

DWH, Steve Murawski, USF, Florida Institute of Oceanography

CARTHE Consortium, Brian Haus, University of Miami

Refugio, Jordan Stout, NOAA OR&R ERD SSC

Plenary: Overview of Current Models

Science and Technology Advisors, Ann Hayward Walker, SEA Consulting

Boundary Organizations, Oil Spill Science and Response: Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team, Monica Wilson, Sea Grant

California Framework, Yvonne Addassi, CA OSPR

Scientific Support for Environmental Emergency Response (SSEER), Peter August, URI Coastal Institute

DOI Strategic Sciences Group, Kristin Ludwig, USGS

Canada Research Program, Bruce Hollebone (in lieu of Ken Lee) Fisheries and Oceans Canada

University of South Florida, FIO, David Hollander, USF

Alaska Oil Spill Technology Symposium, Jessica Garron, University of Alaska Fairbanks


The Romberg Tiburon Bay Conference Center
3152 Paradise Dr
Tiburon, CA


IMPORTANT Bay Conference Center instructions for directions and parking.

Workshop Agenda here>>

Participants: here>>

Additional Resources:

Science Action Network

SPERR Report 2015

Machlis.Ludwig.2014. Science During Crisis The Application of Interdisciplinary

McNutt.2012. Applications of science and engineering to quantify and control the DWH

Machlis.McNutt.2011. Black Wans Wicked Problems and Science During Crises

Lubchenco.2012.Science in support of the DWH response

Machlis.Ludwig.2012.CH3: Science during crisis

Academic Coordination by Steve Lehmann, NOAA

Science During Crisis: Best Practices, Research Needs, and Policy Priorities, by Rita R. Colwell and Gary E. Machlis (January 2019)

Supporting Documents for the Region 6 Regional Contingency Plan, Ann Hayward Walker

Appendix 42 - Seafood Liaison Specialist

Region 6 - Questionnaire

Appendix 41 - Science and Technology Advisor

Organizing Committee:

Nancy Kinner, CRRC, UNH

Scott Lundgren, NOAA ORR ERD

Yvonne Addassi, CA OSPR

Chris Barker, NOAA ORR ERD

Carl Brown, Environment Canada DFO

Carl Childs, NOAA ORR ERD

Lisa DiPinto, NOAA ORR

Ken Lee, Canada

Steve Lehmann, NOAA ORR ERD

Paul Schuler, OSRL

Steve Sempier, Sea Grant

Kevin Sligh, USCG MER

Ann Hayward Walker, SEA Consulting

Chuck Wilson, GOMRI


Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager