CAMPRI Oil Thickness

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CAMPRI Oil Thickness

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019
New Jersey

Comparing Recent Advances in Estimating and Measuring Oil Slick Thickness (CAMRPI)

Sponsored by NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) via funding from Canada Oceans Protection Plan’s Multi-Partner Oil Spill Research Initiative (MPRI) in partnership with Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and hosted by the Coastal Response Research Center, University of New Hampshire.

This event includes a 2-day workshop on Wednesday & Thursday, November 13 & 14.  The Ohmsett event will be on Friday, November 15 (1/2 day).

Goals for this Project

  • Bring together an international team of experts who are currently working largely independently to advance the collective ability to determine oil slick thickness and overall oil slick characterization.  This will allow researchers to: benefit from work conducted to date; understand and compare challenges and successes; build on completed research; and identify research gaps and plans to address them.

  • Move beyond discussions of methods’ strengths and weaknesses with a series of controlled experiments at BSEE’s Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test facility in Leonardo (New Jersey) (the OHMSETT facility) to actually measure and compare various techniques for characterizing oil thickness.

  • Conduct field test various methods, based on the OHMSETT experiments, to determine field readiness levels and performance.


NOAA Fisheries Science Center

NEFSC James J. Howard
Marine Sciences Laboratory
74 Magruder Road, Sandy Hook
Highlands, NJ 07732
(732) 872-3000

Field Trip


NWS Earle Waterfront
801 State Route 36, Building R-24
Leonardo, NJ 07737
Ph 732-866-7183

Agenda (draft) here>>



Newark - ~36 miles

LaGuardia - ~60 miles

JFK - ~ 65 miles

Driving Directions:

From the South

From the North

Hotels (no blocks have been reserved):

Blue Bay Inn  (This is convenient to both of our locations (workshop and tour). Government rate is $120.  Walking distance to shops and eateries.)
51 First Avenue
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Participants (by invitation only)

Due to federal facility security, all participants must be approved prior to attending the workshop and OHMSETT. Please use this visitor form here>>. 

Our Base Sponsor is: 

Mike Brennan
Ohmsett Liaison
U.S. Department of the Interior, BSEE
Naval Weapons Station Earle, Waterfront
Office: (732) 866-7055  Fax:(732) 866-7027

This form must be submitted directly to: Attention: Mike Brennan by Fax:(732) 866-7027

Planning Committee

Nancy Kinner, CRRC, UNH

Lisa DiPinto, NOAA OR&R

George Graettinger, NOAA OR&R

Kristi McKinney, BSEE

Philip Ramsey, UNH



Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager.