NRDA Workshop for Emerging Oils on the West Coast

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
9:00 am to 1:00 pm PDTA
Virtual Event

This virtual event, hosted by NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration’s (OR&R) Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD) and the University of New Hampshire’s Coastal Response Research Center will delve into these emerging oils to improve understanding of transportation routes, fate, behavior, toxicity, and analytical methods.  This workshop will assist NRDA practitioners in becoming better prepared to conduct injury assessments for spills of these emerging oils. Spill responders are also encouraged to attend to learn more about these oils.    

Objectives of this workshop include:

  • Educating NRDA practitioners in the West Coast region about emerging oils (bakken, biodiesel, biofuels, ethanol, low-sulphur fuels, and waxy crude oil);
  • Improving understanding of the fate & transport and potential damage/impact to the ecosystem; and
  • Increasing understanding of these emerging oils and how they are transported.

NRDA West Coast Emerging Oils Workshop Report (released January 2022)
Video recording of plenary proceedings - Plenary Session on October 5, 2021.



Other Resources


Steering Committee

  • Nancy Kinner, co-director Coastal Response Research Center, UNH
  • Marla Steinhoff, NOAA OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division
  • Geoff Baran, Washington Dept of Ecology
  • Laurie Sullivan, NOAA OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division

For more information, please contact Kathy Mandsager.