NCCOS scientists presented their research on oil spill mitigation products at the first quarter meeting of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR), which was also attended by several congressional staffers. The research compared the toxicity of a variety of oil spill dispersants and shoreline cleaner products on a range of estuarine organisms, both individually and in mixtures with oil. The findings support NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, providing natural resource managers with scientific data on the efficacy and ecological consequences of applying oil remediation chemicals.
The ICCOPR includes representatives from NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Energy, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
For more information, contact Marie.DeLorenzo@noaa.gov.