Preparedness Class - Research that supports the activities, programs, and systems developed prior to an oil spill to improve the planning, decision-making and management processes needed for responding to and recovering from oil spills.  

Using the OPRTP framework as a guide, member organizations of the Interagency Committee managed and funded a number of new and on-going research projects.  Catalogued below are Preparedness Class research projects under taken by the member agencies of the Interagency Committee during Fiscal Years 2016 - 2017.  Please note that in many instances, research is being conducted by other entities such as federal agencies not currently represented on the Interagency Committee, or by state, local, academic and industry researchers which are not captured below.  Interagency Committee members closely monitor these efforts, and coordinate with these entities.