BSEE and NOAA to complete Arctic oil spill response mapping tool

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 8, 2012

News release: “The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today they are partnering to enhance the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®) for the Arctic region by summer 2012. ERMA® is the same interactive online mapping tool used by federal responders during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This effort will help address numerous challenges in the Arctic where increasing ship traffic and proposed energy development are increasing the risk of oil spills and chemical releases.”

  • The public can view the tool online, which currently covers the Gulf of Mexico region, by visiting here.”
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