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The Seldovia Bay oil spill Public Deposited

A description of an internship with the NOAA and the hazardous materials response project

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  • A student in the Marine Resource Management program is encouraged to select course work in any school and department at Oregon State University. At the same time, the student selects and develops a personalized scientific orientation from the multi-disciplinary curriculum and faculty in the School of Oceanography. Recommended or required subjects ensure exposure to management philosophy and techniques. It is the opportunity for a new and different work experience-internship, however, that makes the classroom study truly educational. The usefulness of having taken diverse and demanding courses was very apparent to me during my internship involved with marine pollution. The following discussion and examples of my work may indicate this. At this time, though, I feel it is important to mention certain courses which were of special significance. Estuarine physical systems were stressed in the 400-level oceanography classes. This background was an important factor as pollution constantly occurs in and seriously affects these sheltered and dynamic environments. In the Tillamook Bay Project and the Marine Extension Methods classes, the social and economic aspects common to coastal settings and all populated regions were emphasized. These aspects were taught from a problem-solution orientation which, since the problems and solutions were less than straight forward, prompted many considerations and required communications with many people. Awareness of personal appearance and public speaking techniques was also fostered. Regional Economics, Land Use Planning, and Ocean Engineering were introduced with a stand back, look, and then act manner or style. In all cases, the instructors stressed the importance of fairly correlating all of the variables inherent in the subject or question. My experience with spill pollution, predominantly that of petroleum in Alaska, was sometimes bewildering and the task was infinitely complex. The frame of mind and the education I possessed, in my case made possible through MRM, was always helpful and seemingly essential. I became acquainted with a variety of spill response organizations and scientific communities during my nine months with oil pollution work. I was most familiar with the Hazardous Materials Response Project (Project) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Project responsibilities originated in Congressional legislation. The subsequent development and the formation of methods by the Project are briefly reviewed below. My work with NOAA is then discussed. Typical activities and several specific experiences are introduced with references to several of my products which follow as appendices.
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