Oil Spill Response
Oil spills are another event calling for rapid response. Not all spills are tanker related, many come from older wrecks or even submerged seeps. DOER has responded to spill sites in the Galapagos Islands, Glacier National Park, National Marine Sanctuaries and sites off the coast of San Francisco with both manned and robotic vehicles. Timely assessment is key to implementing damage control, especially in fragile marine environments.