NWS EARLE WATERFRONT
ROUTE 36, BUILDING R-26
LEONARDO, NJ 07737
Ohmsett Promotional Video Now Available
The new Ohmsett promotional video is now available. The Ohmsett facility has upgraded its testing capabilities for dispersant research and training, remote sensing, and marine hydrokinetic device testing. These upgrades include a new wave generator capable of producing different types of waves to create realistic sea environments for testing, training and research.
The video highlights these new testing capabilities developed at the Ohmsett facility over the past few years. The video is now available in DVD format. To request your copy of the Ohmsett promotional video, please call Jane Delgado at 301-230-4565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. To view it on our web site, click here.
X Prize Foundation Announces Finalists in the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup
X PRIZE Foundation
has named the 10 finalists in its oil cleanup competition, the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge
, the group announced on May 23 at the IOSC in Portland, OR. The 10 teams will move forward to Phase II field testing of their ideas where they will demonstrate their ability to efficiently and rapidly clean up oil on the ocean surface at the Ohmsett facility. The X Prize launched its oil cleanup challenge in July of 2010, in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf. The teams include: CRUCIAL, USA; Elastec, USA; Koseq, Netherlands; Lamor, Finland; NOFI, Norway; OilShaver, Norway; PPR, USA; Voraxial, USA; and Vor-Tek, USA. Read more >>
BOEMRE Director Visits Ohmsett
On May 10, 2011 Ohmsett was bus
tling during the U.S. Coast Guard Oil Spill Response Technician training with a visit from VIPs and the media. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael Bromwich, NWS Earle Commanding Officer Captain David Harrison, U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft, two congressional staffers, and two media representatives were greeted by facility manager Bill Schmidt. During the visit the visitors received an overview of Ohmsett and a tour of the facility where they had the opportunity to observe USCG training. Download pictures from the visit >>
Ohmsett to Attend Interspill 2012 in London, UK
OHMSETT, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, will exhibit and present a technical paper at the Interspill 2012 Conference, www.interspill.com, to be held at the ExCel Center in London, UK March 13-15, 2012.
The Interspill Conference 2012 is a key international platform for discussing and sharing experiences on how to prevent and respond to oil spills. It will focus on the delivery and exchange of practical and real-life information and dialogue. At the exhibition, professionals concerned with marine and inland spills and their impact on the environment will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge and see first-hand the latest capabilities of leading suppliers of services and technologies.
BSEE Director Watson Visits Ohmsett
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James A. Watson recently visited the Ohmsett facility during the U.S. Coast Guard Oil Spill Response Technician (OSRT) training. Mr. Watson, along with BSEE policy and budget representatives, as well as congressional staff members, received an overview of Ohmsett and a tour of the facility where they had the opportunity to observe USCG skimmer training.
Ohmsett to Attend Clean Pacific in Long Beach, CA
be exhibiting at the
Clean Pacific Conference and Exhibition
May 16-17, 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. More than 100 industry leaders will be showcasing the latest products and services for the Oil Spill Response, Marine Fire & Salvage and Environmental Markets.
The conference will focus upon "Tsunamis, Spills, Shipwrecks - Meeting Multiple Pacific Challenges," and provides participants the opportunity to network, collaborate and share information and experiences.
Ohmsett to Attend Energy Ocean International in Boston, MA
OHMSETT will be exhibiting at the EnergyOcean International Conference and Exhibition June 19-21, 2012 at the Coco Key Hotel in Boston,MA. This conference unites all segments of the offshore renewable energy industry with cutting edge conference sessions, an exhibition, and industry events.
MAR, Inc. Selected as Contractor for the Operation and Maintenance of OHMSETT
Rockville, MD -
has been awarded a contract by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) for the maintenance and operation of Ohmsett - the National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility in Leonardo, NJ. The contract has a base year and four option years.
MAR has provided Operations and Maintenance for the Ohmsett facility since 1991, assisting in facilitating research and testing projects and training programs, in addition to conducting facility repairs and upgrades. MAR is a professional services firm based in Rockville, MD specializing in Systems Engineering and Integration, Intelligence and Special Programs, Facilities Management, Marine Services, and Cyber Security/Information Technology.
"We are thrilled to be able to continue providing quality support to BSEE and the premier oil spill response testing facility in the world," said MAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Norcio. "Our strong desire is to provide exceptional customer service to BSEE and those who use the Ohmsett facility for research, testing, and training."
Under the new contract, MAR will continue to provide the support to BSEE in providing a testing facility that strengthens awareness of oil spill prevention and response methods, and ongoing developments in marine renewable energy, while also providing an environmentally-safe venue to conduct objective testing.
Ohmsett to Exhibit at the Clean Gulf 2012 Conference in New Orleans, LA
OHMSETT, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, will be exhibiting at the Clean Gulf 2012 Conference & Exhibition,
from November 13-15 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Clean Gulf provides best practices and solutions to help improve preparedness and response plans for a maritime incident or oil spill.
This year's event will reflect the challenges that face many industry sectors and governmental agencies that work together to protect our environment. Clean Gulf has expanded its educational program with the co-located conference, Deepwater Prevention & Response, giving conference attendee the opportunity to connect with thousands of oil spill planning, prevention and response decision-makers, as well as other service providers in the petroleum industry. OHMSETT will have an exhibit in Booth 1306.
BSEE Sponsors "Ice Month" at Ohmsett
Herndon, VA - While there exists proven response equipment which can contain and recover oil spills from vessels, pipelines, and exploration and production facilities in offshore Arctic regions, there remains a need for its continuous testing and evaluation. To meet this need, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is sponsoring "Ice Month" at Ohmsett - the National Oil Spill Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility from February 18 - March 15, 2013.
During this unique event, mechanical response equipment currently used or being evaluated for use by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and oil spill removal organizations will be tested in the tank under various simulated Arctic conditions using synthetic oil. Findings will be used to help improve mechanical response technologies, and to initiate the development of standards for the assessment of equipment recovery capabilities and efficiencies when used in broken ice environments.
Oil Spill Response Strategies and Tactics Training
When an oil spill occurs, your team needs to know how to set up an incident command system, what strateigies to use, and what equipment to deploy for successful response operations.
Learn this and more at OHMSETT's Advanced Oil Spill Response Strategies and Tactics Training, June 11-14, 2013. This three and a half-day training session will talk place at OHMSETT in Leonardo, NJ. It emphasizes practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations in the outdoor wave tank. You will increase your proficiency using boom and skimmers while practicing removing spilled oil. The course is presented in partnership with Texas A&M National Spill Control School. The cost is $1,270 per person. for more information call 732-866-7286. Click Here to Register Today!