Unveiling An ERMA Update: New Tools, Improved Layout, and More

Posted Tue, 02/20/2024 - 11:16
By Jay Coady, Office of Response and Restoration

This month, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration released a new version of the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®). The latest release of the web-based mapping application used by environmental responders and natural resource decision-makers includes a host of new features, tools, and optimizations, as well as improved mobile device responsiveness.


Enhancing NOAA Tools for Spill Risk Analysis

Posted Wed, 02/07/2024 - 08:59

OR&R created the Trajactory Analysis Planner, or TAP, to help answer the question: Where will spilled oil likely go? Recent enhancements make the NOAA software tool more flexible and easier for planners and responders to use when preparing for and minimizing harm caused by oil spills.

Contributions to Coastal Resilience: A Look Back on the Year in Emergency Response

Posted Wed, 01/31/2024 - 10:19
By Doug Helton, Regional Operations Supervisor, Emergency Response Division

Last year, we provided scientific support for 162 new incidents — including 132 oil spills, 13 chemical spills, and 17 other incidents—such as severe storms, marine debris, and whale carcass drift requests. In our latest blog, we're taking a look back at our 2023 response efforts