Monthly Archives November 2017

The Minds Behind OR&R: Meet a Rock-Star Chemist

Posted Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:31
By Donna L. Roberts

This is the second in a 12-part monthly series profiling scientists and technicians who provide exemplary contributions to the mission of NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R). This month’s scientist is Dalina Thrift-Viveros, a physical scientist in OR&R’s chemical response program. She responds to oil and chemical spills across the country, and serves as a consultant on several chemistry-related software projects.

10 Years Later: Restoring Injured Natural Resources after Cosco Busan

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:31

This is the last in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. This piece focuses on the continued restoration efforts funded by the $44.4 million settlement and takes a closer look at two species in particular — eelgrass and rockweed.

Sentinels of the Coast: Surveying the Beaches After Cosco Busan

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:18
By Mary Jane Schramm

This is the fourth in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. Mary Jane Schramm shares the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s response efforts and the volunteer involvement that took place following the spill.

The Initial Call: Looking Back 10 Years to the Day of the Cosco Busan Oil Spill

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:47
By Jordan Stout

This is the second in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. In his blog, Jordan Stout goes back to the morning of the spill and the days and months that followed.

Remembering Cosco Busan: An Overview of the 2007 Oil Spill

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:36
By Patrise Henkel

This is the first in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened 10 years ago on Nov. 7, 2007. In this blog, Patrise Henkel offers an overview of the spill, its impact on the San Francisco Bay and the outcome that followed.