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Spill Modeling: oil spill risk assessment, response planning, and damage assessment in an age of increased transparency

NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Year in Review is now available.  The report, NOS by the Numbers: 2019, highlights the accomplishments across NOS programs in fiscal year 2019.  NOS’ capacity to deliver our mission is stronger than ever, and we look forward to building upon our accomplishments in 2020. Congratulations to our NOAA colleagues!

OR&R ERD has re-posted a job announcement for the supervisor position (Supervisory Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-4) responsible for leading the Response Support group, located in Seattle (Org chart, for reference).  The announcement will open on Monday, 1/13, and close on 1/30/20.  Here's the link to the posting for federal employees (MAP): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556276000  Here's the link to the posting open to the general public (DE): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556276200  

Ice in Motion: Satellites Capture Decades of Change

Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group's Final Resotration Plan 2 - Environmental Assessment. Fish, Sea Turtles, marine Mammals, and Mesophotoc and Deep Benthich Communities.

2019 Arctic Report Card (NOAA)

This depressing map of the Arctic lets you track 40 years of melting sea ice (from Living Atlas)

Movement of submerged oil in the annular flume

Deploying the REMUS 600!

Request for Proposals from ADAC Arctic IoNS Workshop

Scientists share real-time observations from the Arctic Ocean

UNH grad student (Melissa Gloekler) delves deep into environmental engineering.

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Two UNH CEPS students win ADAC fellowships!

The Arctic seems like a world away, but take a look at NOAA’s new story map and you’ll discover why the Arctic is closer than you think. From food security and safe maritime navigation, to our economy and national security, the Arctic has a profound global reach. Explore all the innovative and pioneering ways NOAA is working to understand and protect this dynamic and fast-changing ocean frontier.

What happens when oil comes into contact with marine snow and what are the ramification for Cook Inlet? Research by CRRC graduate student Jesse Ross.

In December 2017, for the first time ever in winter, a tanker sailed without an icebreaker through the Northern Sea Route, a shipping lane that runs along the Arctic coast of Russia. Newer, tougher ship hulls and shrinking Arctic ice are now opening up this shorter, cheaper shipping route for business. But as Nancy Kinner, director of the Coastal Response Research Center and Center for Spills in the Environment tells Living on Earth’s Jenni Doering, oil spills there could spell disaster for fragile Arctic ecosystems.

In response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, CRRC reconvened one of the Environmental Disaster Data Management (EDDM) Working Groups​ to quickly identify the environmental sampling tools that can be used by researchers in the post-hurricane setting. The EDDM Working Groups provided information and data services that improved the quality and speed of decision making in response to environmental disasters. The Working Groups, organized by CRRC, consists of scientists and researchers, industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), federal and state agencies, data managers, data collectors, and data retrieval personnel. The list of environmental sampling tools than can be used in response to a hurricane is posted on the U.S. Health and Human Services National Library of Medicine Disaster Lit website.

This is to announce that the 2017 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) Proceedings are now available online.The IOSC body of knowledge, dating back to the inception of IOSC in 1969, is available free of charge online. 

AAAS 2017 Feb. 18, 2017 Scientific Session
"The Legacy of the Deepwater Horizon: New Science Affecting Marine Oil Development Policy" Dr. Kinner Facilitator, Speakers: Dr. Colwell, Dr. Schluter, Dr. Murawski

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