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Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD)

Final JTMD Task Force Meeting

The Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) Task Force held its final meeting in Salem on Oct. 29.  The JTMD Task Force began on June 25, 2012 and was formed as a way to coordinate efforts to respond to debris washing up on the Oregon Coast from the Japanese tsunami in 2011.  The JTMD Task Force is made up of state and federal agencies along with non-governmental organizations like SOLVE and Surfrider.  Here are links to the presentations from the Oct. 2014 meeting:

Charlie Plybon - Surfrider
Caren Braby - ODFW
Chris Havel - Parks
Mike Zollitsch - DEQ
Nir Barnea - NOAA
Richard Wendt - OHA
Sector Columbia River Briefing

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JTMD Task Force



Oregon's Governor, John Kitzhaber, signs the State of Oregon Japan Tsunami Marine Debris plan at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore. Dec. 18. 
Members of the task force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris. The task force was created in June, 2012, to deal with debris from the Japanese tsunami of 2011, washing up on Oregon's coastline.
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Presentations and Publications

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management, along with other state agencies, receive updates on the Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris issue. As these updates are made available we will post them to our website. Please follow the links below for the most current information.

JTMD At Sea Subcommittee (09/22/14)
JTMD Minutes (11/17/13)
JTMD Update Slide Presentation (11/14/13)
Debris Slide Presentation (May 2013)
JTMD Update Slide Presentation
Frequently Asked Questions
JTMD Update Slide Presentation (12/18/12)
Tsunami Debris Wallet Cards
Information Brochure
Road Show Slides

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