Leveraging Science and Academic Engagement During Incidents

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Leveraging Science and Academic Engagement During Incidents

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Tiburon, CA

Due to the partial federal government shutdown, our federal colleagues will be unable to travel and participate in this important workshop.  This workshop is being postponed to a later date.

***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 build 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.

Exact Date: January 8 & 9, 2019 (January 10th in case of inclement weather)


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



Lodging (2 options):

Marin Suites Hotel (use the block "UNH" for the special rate)
45 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925


($139/studio and $149/two beds, 10 miles/20 minutes away, complimentary breakfast, parking)


Embassy Suites by Hilton use this direct link to register online
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903


(25 minutes/14 miles away, $161/night, includes cooked to order breakfast, free parking)


Workshop Agenda here>>

Participants: invitation only

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

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

David Hollander, USF

Ken Lee, Canada

Steve Lehmann, NOAA ORR ERD

Steve Murawski, FIO

Paul Schuler, OSRL

Steve Sempier, Sea Grant

Kevin Sligh, USCG MER

David Valentine, UCSB

Ann Hayward Walker, SEA Consulting

Chuck Wilson, GOMRI


Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager