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Salvage & Spill Response
Advancing Spill Response
The National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable
Energy Test Facility has been an integral part of the spill response community for more than three and a half decades.
By Jane-Ellen Delgado ucked away on the shores of the Sandy Hook Bay in sett has assisted researchers and manufacturers in evalu- central New Jersey resides Ohmsett – The National ating cutting edge technologies that are helping remove
Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy spilled oil from the worlds’ oceans.
Test Facility. It has been an integral part of the spill re- Managed by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of sponse community for more than three and a half decades. Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and oper-
Government agencies, private industry, and oil spill re- ated through a contract with MAR (MD) LLC, Ohmsett sponse organizations from around the world have visited is part of the Bureau’s oil spill research program. Ohmsett the facility for testing, research and training. directly supports BSEE’s mission to ensure the best and safest
From booms, skimmers and dispersants, to cold water oil spill detection, containment and removal technologies are testing and Remotely Operated Vehicle evaluations, Ohm- available to protect the U.S. coastal and ocean environments.
*All images courtesy of OHMSETT
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