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Environmental Response to Oil Spills in California (EROS)
This interactive course is designed to provide the spill responder with an introduction to the effects of oil in the environment. Through this curriculum, you will learn about environmental risk, the scientific basis for minimizing environmental impact and maximizing recovery, tools and techniques to assess and cleanup an oil spill, and the unique response resources available in California. This is a four day training class.
- Date: March 5-8, 2013
- Location: Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
- Hotel Reservation Information: Lodging Guide
- Registration Fees: None
- How to Register: Email Sarah Do at email@example.com or call (916) 324-6257 by February 1, 2013. Final class attendees are chosen by a committee based on the number of spots available for DFG/OSPR, industry, and agency. Once your attendance status has been determined, you will receive a confirmation email.
- Target Audience: Recommended for oil spill responders from CDFG & OSPR, other state and federal agencies, industry, Oil Spill Response Organizations (OSROs), and consultants involved with pollution response in California.
- The nature of oil: chemistry, weathering, and it’s behavior on water
- An introduction to basic oceanography and coastal processes
- Oil spill cleanup issues regarding various countermeasures and environmental trade-off
- The effects of oil on wildlife and ecosystems
- How clean is clean?
- Tools to identify resources at risk
- An introduction to Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
- Legal issues surrounding cleanup and Threatened and Endangered (T&E) species
- Laboratory support services for the CA Department of Fish and Game
- Oiled wildlife care and rehabilitation
- Benefits and uses of GIS and GPS during spill response **PLUS** Two field sessions to examine a variety of habitats, practice shoreline assessment techniques, and evaluate environmental trade-off decisions.
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