Northeast Marine Mammal NRDA Workshop

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Northeast Marine Mammal NRDA Workshop

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 to Wednesday, June 8, 2022
A Virtual Event


This workshop will provide the opportunity for NOAA line offices to develop a common understanding of the process, hurdles, and possibilities for injury assessment for marine mammals in the Northeast Region prior to the next oil spill. The workshop will use a spill scenario for participants to use as they develop approaches for NRDA injury assessments. Potential baseline information that might be available, species to address, methodologies, platforms for assessments, and overarching collaboration between the potential NOAA line offices will be identified. The workshop will identify priorities where further pre-spill planning and workplan development could assist in improving marine mammal assessments, particularly for time-sensitive data collection early in an oil spill response and NRDA.


Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8, 2022

10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET (each day)

AGENDA here>>



This information is offered to you prior to the workshop for baseline information and to kick off our workshop discussions.


Introduction, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center

Workshop Objectives, Laurie Sullivan, NOAA ORR ARD and Teri Rowles, NOAA NMFS OPR

NMFS Research Overview:

Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Danielle Cholewiak

Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, Mendy Garron

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Tammy Silva

NRDA and Response Overview :

NOAA's Role in Response, John Tarpley

Introduction/Elements to NRDA and Resotration, Ken Finkelstein

NMFS Protected Resources, Teri Rowles

Wildlife Response Activities, Michael Ziccardi and Sarah Wilkin

NRDA and Response Internactions, Laurie Sullivan

Day 2 - Scenario:

Overview of Cape Cod Bay Scenario, Matthew Dorsey

NOAA ERMA(R) scenario here >>

Scenario Strandings, Mendy Garron

Conceptual Model here>>, Laurie Sullivan

Overview of #6 Fuel, Ken Finkelstein

Breakout Group Template here>>


Whale Watching in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Understanding Passengers and their Economic Contributions, (November 2020), National Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Science Series ONMS-20-12

An Example of a Stellwagen Drill

Passive Acoustic Research in the Atlantic Ocean

WhaleMap - near-real-time large whale sightings and acoustic detections, with some historic data

Whale Alert here>>

Whale Insight here>>

AMAPPS model viewer here>>


Passive Acoustic Cetacean Map- current and historic cetacean acoustic detection data here>>

NE Ocean Data Portal here>>



Nancy Kinner, CRRC, UNH

Laurie Sullivan, NOAA ORR ARD

Matt Dorsey, NOAA ORR Spatial Data Branch

Ken Finkelstein, NOAA ORR ARD

Mendy Garron, NOAA NMFS Greater Atlantic Region

Teri Rowles, NOAA NMFS

Susan Snyder, NOAA ORR ARD

Daniel Takaki, NOAA ORR ARD

Sarah Wilkin, NOAA NMFS, OPR Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program


Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager.