NOAA ’s R ole in E mergency R esponse (Ed Levine, NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator). 1976 Argo Merchant oil spill, Nantucket, Massachusetts The tanker broke into two pieces Dec. 21, 1976, after running aground six days earlier on its way to Salem
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Argo Merchant oil spill,
The tanker broke into two pieces Dec. 21, 1976, after
running aground six days earlier on its way to Salem
with a load of 7.3 million gal. of heavy fuel oil.
Spilled Oil Research (SOR)
Nov 16, 1977 Scientific Support Team established for emergency spill response assistance to the U.S. Coast Guard and EPAOrigins of NOAA HAZMAT Program…
The NOAA Office of Response and Restoration is guided by three goals in carrying out its stewardship responsibilities:
THSP (tech spec)
Provide technical expertise and advice to Command and General Staff as needed.
…total of 9 SSCsOther than just another NOAA Scientist…
…what is a Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC)?
Ruth Yender Seattle
LCDR Liz Jones
ME - RI
Jordan Stout Alameda
CT - DE
Sandy Hook, NJ
MD - NC
HI, Guam, & Pacific Trust Territories
Natural Resource Scientist
Tides and Currents
Natural Resources at Risk (RAR)
Environmental issues and trade-offs
ConsultationNOAA Scientific Support Includes:
(30 years of corporate knowledge)
surface transport drivers include wind, currents, and tides
Ecological Risk Assessments
NOAA Trust ResourcesNatural Resources at Risk
Air plume modeling
NESDIS (Nat. Env. Sat., Data, & Info. Serv.)
LLNLConduit into big NOAA
Hyperlinked to files, Websites, emails, ICS forms, etc.