Archive: Science Update: The Science of Oil Spill Response and Cleanup, September 28, 2023

Major oil spills are rare, but thousands of spills occur each year where oil or chemicals are released into the environment due to accidents or natural disasters. Spills into our coastal waters can harm people and the environment and cause substantial disruption of marine transportation and potential widespread economic impacts. 

In this web seminar you will hear about improvements in prevention, response to recent incidents, research on the detection and surveillance of spills at sea, cleanup alternatives, and the effects on natural resources.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

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To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I wasn't particularly interested in the subject matter but I attended, and as always - I found myself entranced with the information and thinking about how to introduce this subject in the classroom. I was also a bit heart-broken and enormously grateful to the NOAA professionals working on the oil response. Overall, just an excellent webinar."
  • "The Web Seminar included lots of visuals to go along with the topics being discussed which was very helpful and also more engaging as we were able to see the seriousness of the topic. I enjoyed seeing events and research that the presenter took part in himself as it made it more personal."
  • "What I enjoyed the most was learning of the different things NOAA does to remediate and restore our environment after a spill. I also loved that there the presenter took their time to go through each photo and map to explain it."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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