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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

Incident Responses for September 2019

Posted Fri, 10/04/2019 - 15:03

Every month our Emergency Response Division provides scientific expertise and services to the U.S. Coast Guard on everything from running oil spill trajectories to model where the spill may spread, to possible effects on wildlife and fisheries and estimates on how long the oil may stay in the environment.

This month OR&R responded to 12 incidents, including oil discharges, sunken vessels, and other pollution-related incidents.