>Pollution Outreach – University of Alaska Southeast

>On Dec 2nd, Marine Science Technicians Ryan Hanson and Robert Harris visited the University of Alaska Southeast and gave a presentation to students in the Aquatic Pollution course. The course basically covers the science behind pollutants and the affects of accumulation of these pollutants on the environment. Our MST’s covered our jurisdiction and authorities for pollution response and prevention as well as actions that we take and resources available to prevent and respond to spills, partnerships with other agencies, etc. They showed pictures of incidents that have taken place around Southeast as well as some Coast Guard assets used during responses (below). The class was very receptive and asked a lot of question afterwards.