Deepwater Horizon's Influence on Contingency Planning

In an exclusive for, the US Coast Guard's Lt. Cmdr. Chris O'Neil, describes the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and how it is influencing future US national contingency plans, including the development of a common operational picture, or COP, through use of GPS, Automatic Identification System, and Geographic Information Systems. The largest oil-spill response in the history of the United States, a Spill of National Significance involving more than 6,300...
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