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MEDIA ADVISORY: Scientists and Federal On-Scene Coordinator tour NOAA Ship Pisces

Posted on September 23, 2010 by bp complaints

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ship Pisces departs Pascagoula, Friday, with a team of federal and academic scientists, on a mission to collect water and sediment samples focusing within 25 miles of the BP Deepwater Horizon wellhead.

The mission is part of the ongoing subsurface oil monitoring efforts being carried out by the Unified Area Command to track the fate of oil from the spill in the deep water of the Gulf. Media are invited to learn more about the Pisces, its capabilities and role in the monitoring effort during a dockside media availability and ship tour Friday.

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, the federal on-scene coordinator, will also be providing an update on the overarching response operations.

WHAT: Dockside media availability and ship tour.

WHO: U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, federal on-scene coordinator.
Janet Baran, Ph.D., subsurface science coordinator, NOAA
David Valentine, Ph.D., mission chief scientist, University of California Santa Barbara
NOAA Corps. Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Stark, acting commanding officer, NOAA Ship Pisces

WHEN: 1 p.m. CDT, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 

WHERE: NOAA Gulf Marine Support Facility
151 Watts Ave
Pascagoula, Miss.

CALL IN: Reporters unable to attend can dial into a telephone press conference at 2 pm. Topics will include a brief update on response operations and an overview of the Pisces mission.

2 p.m. CDT/1 p.m. EDT 

Participant call-in number: 866-304-5784

International call-in number: 706-643-1612

Conference ID Number: 13695630

On the Web:

NOAA Ship Pisces mission log: http://missionlog.noaa.gov

Introduction to Deep Sea Subsurface Oil Assessment: (319.92 KB Acrobat PDF)




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