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MEDIA ADVISORY: Unified Area Command Highlights Science Operations Onboard the Research Vessel OCEAN VERITAS

Posted on September 18, 2010 by bp complaints

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WHAT: The R/V Ocean Veritas will depart Port Fourchon, La., to conduct near-shore, sub-surface monitoring operations off the coast of Louisiana.  This mission is part of the comprehensive subsurface oil monitoring effort being carried out by the Unified Area Command in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the ongoing response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Federal On Scene Coordinator Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft and senior members of the science team will be available to answer questions from credentialed media concerning the upcoming operations and the overall monitoring program. Availability to board the vessel is dependent on operations in preparation for departure.

WHERE: Port Fourchon next to the R/V Ocean Veritas.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. CDT.

WHO: Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, Federal On Scene Coordinator,  Ian Heartwell, NOAA Chief Scientist for the research cruise and Captain Perry Rosenthall operator of the R/V Ocean Veritas.

CONTACT: For questions on this event, please contact the Joint Information Center at (713) 323-1670.

NOTE: For safety reasons, participants should wear long trousers, shirts with sleeves and closed-toed shoes in the event the vessel is available to board.




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