NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) is a centralized coastal crisis support facility and communications hub. The facility supports decision makers in their efforts to prepare for, assess, and respond to coastal ecological and economic distress.
Learn about the DRC in this 2011 audio interview with Director Charlie Henry.
NOAA leaders joined members of Congress, as well as federal, state, and local emergency responders on Oct. 15 at the grand opening of the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Ala. Here, U.S. Senator Richard B. Shelby (Ala.) joins NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Eric Schwaab (left) and NOAA National Ocean Service Assistant Administrator David Kennedy (right) in cutting the ribbon formally opening the new $11 million LEED silver standard Center. Dave Westerholm, Office of Response and Restoration director, looks on from the podium. Lisa Orenstein, event coordinator, holds the ribbon. More ...
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