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NOAA Provided Access to DWH NRDA Data through DIVER Explorer; More Workshops from Sea Grant’s Oil Spill and Outreach Team!

Recently, NOAA launched DIVER Explorer (Data Integration Visualization Exploration and Reporting), a data warehouse and query tool of the validated Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) data resulting from the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) NRDA. DIVER also contains analytical chemistry and bioassay data collected under the DWH Response, historical Gulf Coast sampling data and continues to add Read More

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NRDA Trustees Extended Comment Period for Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan; Sea Grant Seminar – Impacts of Oil on Coastal Habitats; Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Public Review; Introducing Gulf Star

According to the press release issued June 16, 2015, “The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (Trustees) have extended the public comment period for the Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments (Draft). The Draft proposes an additional 10 early restoration projects with an estimated cost of $134 million across Read More

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Deepwater Horizon Spill tied to Gulf Dolphin Deaths; Public Comment Opportunity; FIO Job Opportunity

Latest NOAA study ties Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the spike in Gulf dolphin deaths. Studies completed by independent and government scientists have found signs of illness associated with exposure to petroleum products, particularly in the form of rare lesions on their lungs and adrenal glands, in many of these bottlenose dolphin deaths. As stated Read More

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NRDA Trustees Respond to BP Report Addressing the Health of the Gulf of Mexico

This week BP released the report, Gulf of Mexico Environmental Recovery Restoration. In a message from Laura Folse, Executive Vice President, she states, “Areas that were affected are recovering and data BP has collected and analyzed to date do not indicate a significant long-term impact to the population of any Gulf species.” Many are saying Read More