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

This "white paper" is a compilation of research on oil spills in ice-covered Arctic waters and recommendations for future work. We identify research entities in governmental, nongovernmental, industrial, and private organizations, and provide an inventory of research projects. Given that much work is currently in progress, we provide only a snapshot in time, and an introduction to the topic.

White Paper | 827 KB pdf | 4.92 MB pdf

Table A: An Inventory of Research Projects on Oil Spills in Arctic Waters | 307 KB pdf

Table B: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Spill Prevention and Response, Research and Development Projects (2000–2010) | 165 KB pdf

November 2012