On January 18-19, 2017, the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Disaster Response Center (DRC) co-sponsored the “Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) for Tomorrow” workshop at NOAA’s Disaster Response Center training facility in Mobile, AL. NOAA ORR supports the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in its role in emergency response (Emergency Response Division [ERD]) and also overseas damage assessment and restoration (Assessment and Restoration Division [ARD]). As part of its role, ORR updates existing tools and creates new ones related oil spill response, assessment and restoration. This workshop assisted ORR in advancing SCAT with respect to data standards and data exchange. Collecting, managing and sharing SCAT data collected or managed by different organizations can be difficult due to the various data methods and formats used. One of ORR’s major goals is to develop a common data standard for SCAT that is acceptable to federal and state agencies, and industry, and enhancing information sharing.


Coastal Response Research Center

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Workshop Report