NWS EARLE WATERFRONT
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LEONARDO, NJ 07737
Ohmsett to Exhibit at the Clean Gulf 2013 Conference in Tampa, FL
Ohmsett will be exhibiting at the Clean Gulf 2013 Conference & Exhibition,
November 13-14 at the Tampa Convention Center. Clean Gulf provides best practices and solutions to help you better prepare, prevent and respond to an oil spill or maritime incident.
Ohmsett will have an exhibit in Booth 414. Stop by to discuss how we can help you with your testing, training, and research needs. As our special guest, we have arranged for you to attend the Clean Gulf Exhibition for FREE! To take avantage of our offer, simple register online using the VIP code OHMSETT3. With this pass, you will be able to: access the exhibit hallf for two days; attend the Keynote and Mega Sessions on Wednesday morning to hear best practices and trends in the industry; and network at the reception on the exhibit floor on Wednesday evening.
Plan now to attend the spill industry event of the year, where key professionals and decision makers come toether to discuss the latest trends and best practises in response operations. Stop by the Ohmsett Booth 414 to say hello.
Ohmsett Featured on Discovery Channel Canada's Daily Planet Series
Ohmsett was featured on Discovery Channel Canada's program The Daily Planet. Filming took place as Elastec/American Marine tested their TDS118G skimmer to the ASTM F2709 Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems. The program can be viewed here. The Ohmsett segment starts at about the 4.28 mark.
Ohmsett to Attend HydroVision International in Denver, CO
Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response & Renewable Energy Test Facility is exhibiting in Booth #778 at
HydroVision International 2013
at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, July 23-26, 2013
HydroVision International 2013 offers outstanding opportunities to see the latest products, services, and technologies from the hydropower industry's most innovative and progressive companies - including Ohmsett in Booth #778. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to network with over 300 exhibiting companies and more than 3,000 attendees.
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, August 13-16, 2013. This three and a half-day training session will take
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!
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.
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.
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.
BOEMRE Director Visits Ohmsett
On May 10, 2011 Ohmsett was bustling 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
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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 >>
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 email@example.com
. To view it on our web site, click here.