Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Trustees Public Engagement Webinar
NOAA and partner agencies restoring ocean resources impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are hosting a webinar April 29. They'll give updates on restoration work and ask for feedback on ways to help improve public engagement.
Are you interested in learning more about restoring resources damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? The Open Ocean trustee group, which includes NOAA and other federal agencies, are hosting a webinar on April 29, 2021:
- We’ll give updates on our work, including the recent call for project ideas for birds and sturgeon
- We'll also for feedback on ways to help improve our public engagement around our activities
Date, Time and Registration:
- Date: April 29, 2021
- Time: noon – 1:00 p.m. CT
- Please register for the webinar through GoToWebinar here
- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join. We recommend doing a GoToWebinar system check before attending.
The Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group includes NOAA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This group works on restoration in the Open Ocean Restoration Area, which focuses on wide-ranging and migratory species, including oceanic fish and water column invertebrates, sea turtles, birds, marine mammals, Gulf sturgeon, and deep-sea coral communities.
The 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused extensive natural resource injuries in coastal and offshore waters from Texas to Florida. Federal and Gulf state agencies (Trustees) are utilizing funds from an $8.8 billion Natural Resources Damage Assessment settlement with BP to restore natural resources and the services they provide