Science And Technology In Rapid Crisis Response. Volume 7, September 2011
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA
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Given their forward presence, inherent mobility and flexible capabilities, U.S. naval forces are frequently the force of choice for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief HADR efforts Naval Operations Concept Fact Sheet, 2010 Standing true by this statement, it was evident after the Gulf of Mexicos 2010 oil spill that the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps have an amazing capacity for providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief HADR. Due to the location and unprecedented amount of oil spilled, naval technology was well positioned to provide assistance. According to the Department of Defenses Web site, the Navy not only deployed a Naval Air Systems Command MZ-3A airship, skimmers and tow boats to assist in oil detection and removal, but also supplied profiling floats, drifting buoys and thousands of feet of oil containment boom, among other support. Preparing for this issue of the Innovation Newsletter, it became clear that the Navys warfare technology is frequently applicable to humanitarian efforts.
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