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The Honorable Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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1 The Honorable Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA AGU 13 December 2010

2 Conduct & share science Keep seafood safe Protect wildlife & habitats Assess damage Restore the natural resources that were injured AGU 13 December

3 Doing Science… AGU vs. normal conditions crisis conditions

4 TANKER SPILL CLEAN-UP TECHNIQUES Lessons from Exxon Valdez BIOLOGICAL IMPACTS Larva Adult AGU 13 December

5 October 15, July 28 SATELLITE data AIRCRAFT data SHIP data GLIDER & FLOAT data Forecasting Trajectory Forecast — MC252 Spot Weather Forecast May 13 AGU 13 December

6 6 AGU 13 December

7 parts per billion (ppb) Benzo(a)pyrene Dibenz(a,h)anthracene Benzo(b)fluoranthene Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene Benz(a)anthracene Benzo(k)fluoranthene Naphthalene Chrysene Anthracene/Phenanthrene Pyrene Fluorene Fluoranthene Levels of Concern Max Re-opening samples 12 PAHs Mean Baseline Samples (2010) Mean Re-Opening Samples AGU 13 December

8 610 dead 456 live, oiled, captured 442 rehabilitated & released 79 still in rehabilitation AGU 13 December

9 Phases of Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA is a legal process AGU 13 December

10 AGU Ronald H. Brown Cruise oceanexplorer.noaa.gov Underwater plume simulations JAG Report

11 University of South Florida UNH Monterey Bay Aquatic Research Institute (MBARI) USF CIMAR/University of Miami UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping WHOI University of California at Santa Barbara Texas A&M Thomas JeffersonPiscesGordon GunterPelican (non-NOAA) University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Research Weatherbird (non-NOAA) NRDA Cruise Penn State WHOI Temple University University of Louisiana (Lafayette) NOAA WP3D AGU 13 December

12 Communicating to Scientists AGU JAG Reports 6/23 Subsea monitoring 6/23 Location & movement of subsurface oil 9/7 Dissolved oxygen Forthcoming: Sub-sea/Sub-surface Detection & Monitoring Other Reports Flow Rate Technical Group Oil Budget Calculator AGU 13 December

13 /support.html /support.html ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/JAG/ gulfseagrant.tamu.edu/oilspill/database.htm gos2.geodata.gov/wps/portal/gos AGU 13 December

14 AGU 13 December

15 eatfishswim AGU 13 December


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