Safe Seas 2006 Partner Organizations
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- NOAA's National Weather Service: The National Weather Service provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. National Weather Service data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.
- National Marine Sanctuary Program: Information about our nation's marine sanctuaries--their history and current management, their scientific and educational programs, and their continuing efforts to conserve our ocean and coastal resources.
- NOAA's Marine Debris Program: The NOAA Marine Debris Program is committed to identifying, removing, reducing, and preventing debris in the marine environment, on a national and an international level. The Program has identified a number of strategies to address marine debris.
- Office of Coast Survey: The Office of Coast Survey is a component of the National Ocean Service which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA). Coast Survey has a long history as the oldest scientific organization in the United States, having its foundation as far back as 1807. Today the Office of Coast Survey is known for the useful and necessary navigational products which are required for the safe and efficient maritime commerce in and out of our Nation's ports.
- Office of Protected Resources: Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program: This program was formalized by the 1992 Amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) was designated as the lead agency to coordinate related activities. The program has the following components: stranding networks, responses/investigations of mortality events, biomonitoring, tissue/serum banking, and analytical quality assurance.
- Office of Response and Restoration: OR&R works to protect coastal and marine resources, mitigate threats, reduce harm, and restore ecological function by providing comprehensive solutions to environmental hazards caused by oil and chemical releases. OR&R uses sound science and dynamic partnerships with federal agencies, states, industry, and the public to identify and assess injuries, and restore our Nation's trust resources.
The U.S. Coast Guard
Harley Marine Services, Inc.: Harley Marine Services is a family of customer service oriented marine services companies whose primary focus is spill prevention. Harley Marine subsidiaries are continually training their operators to meet federal and state regulatory requirements for dealing with the products they transport.
California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR): The Office of Spill Prevention and Response works to provide the best achievable protection of California's natural resources by preventing, preparing for, and responding to oil and chemical spills, and through restoring and enhancing affected resources.
Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS): CeNCOOS is collaborating with NOAA OR&R for the Safe Seas scenario in San Francisco, Aug. 7-11, 2006. The CeNCOOS site provides information about Safe Seas activities and data access, partner institutes, and other resources.
Department of Interior
- California Coastal National Monument
- Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Environmental Quality: The goal of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Oil Spill Program is to emphasize early (contingency) planning and cooperation at the local, regional and national level in an effort to minimize the injury to fish, wildlife, and sensitive environments from oil spills. The Departments of the Interior, Commerce and Agriculture, together with Tribal governments, States, and other jurisdictions, are responsible for protecting these natural resources.
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area: The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is one of the largest urban national parks in the world. Rich in natural resources, the park also contains numerous historical and cultural resources.
- Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network: Scientists from Federal, State, and local government agencies, universities, and private and volunteer organizations have formed a Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) to monitor important shoreline resources. The network is currently being supported by 23 organizations. Sites are monitored from San Luis Obispo County to San Diego County on the mainland and offshore Channel Islands. Key rocky intertidal habitats and species are sampled every fall and spring using a variety of methods. Mussels, seastars, abalone, surfgrass, acorn and goose barnacles, and several algal species, such as rockweed and turfweed, are among the key species and habitat types studied.
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program: The mission of the U.S. Department of the Interior's (Department) Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program (Restoration Program) is to restore natural resources injured as the result of oil spills or hazardous substance releases into the environment. In partnership with other affected state, Tribal, and Federal trustee agencies, damage assessments provide the basis for determining the restoration needs that address the public's loss and use of these resources.
- Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, Oakland Regional Office
- Pt. Reyes National Seashore
- San Francisco Maritime Historical Park
- San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex
- United States Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology: USGS Scientists Investigate Surf-Zone Hydrodynamics at San Francisco's Ocean Beach.
U.S. Air Force Reserve: The U.S. Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air
Reserve Station, in Vienna, Ohio maintains the Defense Department's only full-time, fixed-wing aerial spray capability, which includes the ability to
respond to incidents such as an oil spill in the coastal waters of the United States.