Aug. 3, 2017 – Every month our Emergency Response Division provides scientific expertise and services to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Our services include everything from running oil spill trajectories to possible effects on wildlife and fisheries, and estimates on how long the oil may stay in the environment.
In July, our scientific support coordinators responded to requests for a vessel drift analysis and trajectory, an analysis of currents and winds to help identify the potential source of an oil sheen, and list of sensitive species and resources that could be effected from warehouse fire near a river.
Our Incident News website has information on oil spills and other incidents where we provided scientific support.
Here are some of this month’s responses: