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Monday September 23, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Peter O'Rourke 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 

NAPSG Foundation Virtual Training: Coastal Oil Spill SOG 

Please join NAPSG Foundation for a virtual training session on the soon-to-be-released Standard Operating Guidance document on implementing GIS for Coastal Oil Spills.  The document was created through the NAPSG partnership with NSGIC and US DHS Geospatial Management Office.  It was developed with input from local, county, state and Federal officials with experience and expertise on coastal oil spills.

Coastal oil spills occur on a regular basis.  While everyone is familiar with major incidents like the Deep Water Horizon spill, there is a need for GIS practitioners and public safety officials to be prepared for incidents of all sizes and scope.  This document contains "lessons learned" from multiple incident types and will assist responders in preparation and recovery efforts.

The SOG is intended to serve as a template for implementing GIS in your agency or organization, prior to (and in worst case in the event of) a coastal oil spill.  It is a highly flexible SOG, intended to be customized and tailored to your agency's exact needs and processes.  Further, the SOG is a living document and will be updated based on user input.

The training session will walk participants through the process for developing the SOG, the SOG contents, and its application at the agency level.  A final version of the SOG will be available for immediate download at the conclusion of the training - at no cost.  NAPSG requests that as the SOG is implemented in your agency, that you provide us with feedback on its actual implementation, so that we can modify the document accordingly.