Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Maps
At each Geographic Response Plan (GRP) location, the resources at risk and specific response strategies define the priority protection point. To facilitate the planning process, workshops are held each time the GRP is updated, bringing all stakeholders together to form a consensus on the priority of environmentally sensitive areas and their protection strategies. The protection strategies developed are not an exact strategy to be deployed during an oil spill, but guidance for deploying the necessary assets to protect any given area. Weather, tides, currents and storms, as well as the availability of resources, all play a role in the final strategy agreed upon by Unified Command and deployed.