OHMSETT - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Tank is the only facility where full-scale oil spill response equipment testing, research, and training can be conducted in a marine environment with oil under controlled environmental conditions (waves, temperature, oil types). The facility provides an environmentally safe place to conduct objective testing and to develop devices and techniques for the control of oil and hazardous material spills.

About Us

Ohmsett is located at the Naval Weapons Station Earle Waterfront in scenic Leonardo, New Jersey (approximately one hour south of New York City). Ohmsett's above ground concrete test tank is one of the largest of its kind, measuring 203 meters long by 20 meters wide by 3.4 meters deep. The tank is filled with 2.6 million gallons of crystal clear saltwater.

The Ohmsett test tank allows testing of full-scale equipment. The tank's wave generator creates realistic sea environments, while state-of-the-art data collection and video systems record test results. Our facility has proven to be ideal for testing equipment, evaluating acquisition options, and validating research findings.

Government agencies, academia, public and private companies are invited to contract the use of Ohmsett as a research center to test oil spill containment/clean-up equipment and techniques, to test new designs in response equipment, and to conduct training with actual oil spill response technologies.


Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training

When an oil spill occurs, your team needs to know how to set up an incident command system, what strategies to use, and what equipment should be deployed for successful response operations. Learn this and more at Ohmsett's Advanced Oil Spill Response Strategies and Tactics Training, April 7-10 2015. This 3 1/2-day training session will take place at Ohmsett in Leonardo, NJ. It will emphasize practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations ...


Clean Gulf 2014, Interspill 2009, Interspill 2015


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Water and Wastewater - Oil Spills

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Globally (various continents)

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