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

“Dispatches From The Gulf - 2” shares remarkable stories about the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Below Zero: Partnership between the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference to focus on Applications and Practical Use of Scientific Research in the Gulf of Mexico to Inform Management and Restoration

Canada's Oceans Protection Plan. Read the plan here>>

Alaska Forum on the Environment, February 6-10, 2017 Anchorage, AK

Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 23-27, 2017 in Anchorage, AK

NSF Program Solicitation: Arctic Research Opportunities; Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences; Arctic System Science; Arctic Observing Network

Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant offers oil spill science outreach (presentations & videos) to keep you informed.

Here is a quick guide to many of the most commonly used tools and resources that NOAA ORR offers for oil spill responders and planners.

Hydrographers - CRRC thanks you!

University of Washington Helps ITOPF and NOAA Analyze Emerging Risks in Marine Transportation

NOAA's DWH NRDA Scientific Data (via DIVER)

Research at University of New Hampshire

Tanker Spill Statistics for 2015 (ITOPF)

2015 Transport Canada Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Final Report

(Transport Canada, AITF, Amanda Prefontaine) More here>> 

The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)-Alaska releases report on Inuit food security:  Alaskan Inuit Food Security Conceptual Framework: How To Assess the Arctic From an Inuit Perspective reports.

NOAA is asking for public comment on the draft restoration plan through December 4, 2015. You can give comments at public meetings or through the comment portal after reviewing the pDARP document here>>