Preparing for oil spills in the Eastern Gulf

Preparing for oil spills in the Eastern Gulf: Health, economic resilience, and community well-being

May 6-7, 2019 – Mobile, AL (Registration opens at 8 am daily.)
May 7, 2019 – Bayou la Batre, AL (Registration opens at 5:15 pm.)

This seminar is free and open to the public. The workshop is being offered at two locations; a full two-day workshop in downtown Mobile, and an abbreviated evening workshop in Bayou La Batre. Attendees can choose to attend either the Mobile or Bayou La Batre sessions–or both. Meals will be provided for attendees who register online on or before April 30.

Click here to see a draft agenda for Mobile. Click here to see a draft agenda for Bayou la Batre. See below for additional details.

The goals of these workshops are 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

Riverview Plaza Hotel,
May 6: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; May 7: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Registration will open at 8 am both days. A draft agenda can be viewed here. A light breakfast and lunch will be served to attendees who register by April 30.

Bayou La Batre Community Center, 12745 Padgett Switch Road, County Rd 23, Irvington, AL 36544
Evening session May 7: 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Registration will open at 5:15 pm. Dinner will be served at that time to those registered by April 30. A draft agenda can be found here.

To register for either workshop, click here.

For more, details please view the Preparing for oil spills in the Eastern Gulf: Health, economic resilience, and community well-being seminar page on our website or contact Missy Partyka at m.partyka@auburn.edu or (251)348-5436. Looking forward to seeing you at our workshop!

Featured photo: Dauphin Island anglers fish in sight of an oil platform. (US Navy)