Preparing for oil spills in the Eastern Gulf: Health, economic resilience, and community well-being
May 6-7, 2019 – Mobile, AL
May 7, 2019 – Bayou la Batre, AL
Scroll down to view videos of presentations and to read the final workshop report.
The workshop took place at two locations; a full two-day workshop in downtown Mobile, and an abbreviated evening workshop in Bayou La Batre.
The goals of these workshops was to determine the needs of communities in the Eastern Gulf. Specifically:
*Suggestions for protocols to include in existing response and regulatory frameworks
*List of pilot projects that could be rapidly funded
*Future research and outreach priorities
*List of available resources to aid in community preparedness and resilience
*Ideas to foster new connections and partnerships
Missy Partyka & Chris Hale, Sea Grant, Workshop welcome and survey
Mike Sams, Pollution contingency planning and response overview
Juston Lee, Managing the media during oil spills and other natural disasters
Adam Davis, The multifaceted role of NOAA Scientific Support Coordinators
Q&A panel discussion with day one morning speakers
Katherine Kirkland, Occupational and environmental response to oil spills
Kathryn Keating, Mental health following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Duane Gill, Social disruption following oil spills
Kim-Lien Tran, Preserving community by advocating for health
Q&A day one panel with afternoon speakers
Ryan Bradley, The mixed economic impact of spills for fisherfolk
Jeff Collier, Island communities: Recovering from multiple disasters
Melissa Finucane, Communicating risk to diverse audiences
Q&A panel discussion with day two morning speakers
Community panel discussion: Sharing oil spill experiences and insights
Click here to see the agenda for Mobile and here for Bayou la Batre. To read the pre-workshop report, which goes into detail on the rationale behind the project, click here. Read the report for this workshop here and the summary report for the series here.
For more details, contact Missy Partyka at firstname.lastname@example.org or (251)348-5436.
Featured photo: Dauphin Island anglers fish in sight of an oil platform. (US Navy)