Confidence comes from knowing response personnel can handle just about anything that happens during a spill. The Oil Spill Strategies and Tactics course is designed to assist oil spill personnel with developing the decision-making skills necessary to make quick and informed decisions during oil spill incidents. and provide hands-on spill response equipment handling and oil recovery training using full-scale equipment with real oil on the Ohmsett test tank.
Classroom instruction involves a detailed review of oil spill fundamentals and the actual implementation of theories during a spill response. Through outside exercises on the Ohmsett tank, students deploy and operate boom and skimmers to contain and recover the oil. Field activities include an introduction to SCAT with a shoreline exercise at nearby Sandy Hook Beach (weather permitting).