Oil Spills in Arctic Waters: An Introduction and Inventory of Research Activities and USARC Recommendations

The paper begins with a summary of federal efforts in three topic areas: (1) spill demarcation and mitigation, including containment and countermeasures; (2) oil spill response technologies for cleanup and recovery of oil, including affiliated data management tools; and (3) the fate of oil and its effects on the environment. Following this summary is a discussion of the work of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR), whose mission is to coordinate oil pollution research among the federal agencies. The third section describes research efforts by other federal and state agencies, universities, and private entities. The final section highlights nonfederal activities of interest, and plans for additional research. The white paper focuses primarily on research from the last decade, but it also references prior results, back to the 1980s, because current initiatives build largely on that body of work. USARC’s recommendations for future research are included at the end of the paper.


Data and Resources

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    Report :: View Report

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    Report :: Oil Spill Research Projects Inventory

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    Report :: ADEC Research and Development Projects

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    Website :: US ARC Website

Status: Remote
Type: Report
End Date: 2012/11/30
Data Types: Report
Primary Organizations
United States Arctic Research Commission

Other Organizations
US Army Corps of Engineers


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