Photo Release: St. Simons Sound Incident Response Environmental Unit conducts SCAT training


Responders with the U.S. Coast Guard, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Gallagher Marine Systems practice Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) during training at Jekyll Island, Ga., on Oct. 7, 2020. SCAT is a flexible, scalable system designed to support decision-making for shoreline cleanup. St. Simons Sound Incident photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes. Link to image.


St. Simons Sound Incident Environmental Unit leader Todd Farrar demonstrates applications of Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) in the context of the St. Simons Sound environment to Georgia Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Coast Guard members during SCAT training on Oct. 7, 2020. SCAT teams collect data needed to develop a shoreline cleanup plan that maximizes the recovery of oiled habitats and resources, while minimizing the risk of injury from cleanup efforts. St. Simons Sound Incident photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes. Link to image.


St. Simons Sound Incident Environmental Unit leader Todd Farrar facilitates Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) team training for U.S. Coast Guard and Georgia Department of Natural Resources members at Jekyll Island, Ga., on Oct. 7, 2020. Members of a SCAT team may include federal, state, and responsible party representatives who use the collaborative, consensus-building approach to collect data about shoreline oiling conditions. St. Simons Sound Incident photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes. Link to image.


For a series of videos detailing each aspect of the response, please go to www.stsimonssoundincidentresponse.com/subject-matter-expert-videos.