Emergency Response - Guided Tours
Respond to an Oil Spill
Join a scientific support team from the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) as they help Coast Guard officers and others battling major oil spills.
Contain a Chemical Release
Work with our hazardous chemical specialists and emergency responders dealing with toxic chemical accidents.
Learn about Dispersants
People responding to an oil spill may use several kinds of "countermeasures" intended to reduce the harm caused by the spill. Dispersants are one kind of countermeasure. Here's a basic explanation of what they are and how they work.
Monitor Countermeasures with SMART
Take a tour to learn how SMART (Special Monitoring of Applied Response Technologies) is used for monitoring dispersant application and in situ burning during spill response.
Consider Coral Reefs during an Oil Spill
Get a basic overview of coral ecology, learn what types of things can harm coral, and see how responders must handle fragile coral reefs in their response and restoration efforts.