Join us for a discussion addressing the multiple challenges that may be encountered during a wildlife response. The issues that arise may range from managing volunteers, to legal issues involved in moving animals across state lines to negotiating movement of equipment. The session will conclude with a panel discussion to allow amble time for Q&A and should not be missed if you work with wildlife.
This session will explore a variety of environmental topics related to oil spill response and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). The use of early restoration will be examined along with a case study on its use for the Deepwater Horizon incident. New approaches for identifying subsurface oil in sensitive marsh environments will also be addressed.
This session will focus on case studies of actual responses. It will include alternate response technologies and a variety of response environments.
Much attention has been given to unconventional oil spills and their response. This session will focus on case studies, responses, science, and experiences responding to these oils. From sinking oils to highly volatile evaporative oils and how the response may differ from conventional oils.
This session will focus on a health and safety review for response activities including the use of new technologies and interactivity with the public on health concerns when Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) is required.
This session is intended for the U.S. Coast Guard, Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) providers, and vessel owner/operators who want to gain a better understanding of SMFF resource provider roles and responsibilities under OPA 90, emergency response integration, and more. A case study on the Roll-on/roll-off Caribbean Fantasy, will provide a real perspective on a combined salvage and MMF case.
The success of an organization during an emergency response is heavily dependent on their ability to adapt to a variety of issues influencing response activities. This session will provide responders insight into the challenges of building a sustainable organization which meets stakeholder needs and being responsive to impacted communities while ensuring responsible environmental cleanups are accomplished.
* - This speaker has been invited to speak at CLEAN GULF 2017, but is not yet confirmed.