NOAA Emergency Response Support
Freestone is a small business with the resources and capabilities to assist in large and complex environmental response efforts.
Our scientists help NOAAs Emergency Response Division facilitate spill prevention, preparedness, and response at national and local levels. Our support includes:
When the Refugio spill occurred in Santa Barbara, our team traveled to the event for data collection and sampling. We worked with the coordinated teams to ensure Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) needs were addressed and we provided ERMA data support.
During the Texas City "Y" spill in Texas, we provided on-site and off-site scientific and technical support, as required, to ensure that NRDA needs were identified and appropriate activities conducted. We engaged in field NRDA reconnaissance activities, participated in Trustee calls and meetings, and determined data sampling methods and support.
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