Featured Projects

Arctic sea scape
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Arctic sea scape

2021 | Understand

Modeling subsurface sea ice to predict oil spreading

2020 | Respond

UAS regulation review

Crude oil in Arctic sediments
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Crude oil in Arctic sediments

2019 | Understand

Providing information on the oil-degrading microbes

2018 | Inform

Informing the response community of regulations and guidelines associated with food safety following an oil spill in Alaska.

Arctic food web showing the importance of Arctic cod
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Arctic food web showing the importance of Arctic cod

2018 | Understand

Understanding the impacts of oil exposure on juvenile stages of Arctic cod

Dog searching for subsurface oil deposits while followed by handler.
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Dog searching for subsurface oil deposits while followed by handler.

2017 | Respond

Developing an efficient method to detect buried oil deposits with dogs

2016 | Inform

A publication describing how to remove oil from the ice environment.

A screen shot from the tool showing areas used by whales.
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A screen shot from the tool showing areas used by whales.

2015-2016 | Respond

Mapping marine mammal populations in the Bering Strait

Much of the freshwater input is in small creeks and streams.
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Much of the freshwater input is in small creeks and streams.

2012-2016 | Understand

Addressing freshwater inputs to circulation models

Estimates of bare rock, other, mussels, barnacles, and focus on Mearns rock each year.
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Estimates of bare rock, other, mussels, barnacles, and focus on Mearns rock each year.

2011-2012 | Understand

Examining ways to affordably monitor shoreline biota.

Envisioned application of sensors.
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Envisioned application of sensors.

2011 - 2012 | Respond

Developing a strategy for detecting and mapping oil spills under ice using underwater vehicles

2009 - 2010 | Respond

Providing safe and affordable, continuous aerial surveillance capabilities

Purse seining along a rock wall for forage fish.
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Purse seining along a rock wall for forage fish.

2006-2007 | Understand

Determining the use of different near-shore habitats in Prince William Sound

A grooved-drum skimmer being used for oil recovery training.
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A grooved-drum skimmer being used for oil recovery training.

2006 | Respond

Demonstrating a new skimmer design in the ice environment

Beach seining the nearshore waters of Prince William Sound to determine the fish occupying that area.
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Beach seining the nearshore waters of Prince William Sound to determine the fish occupying that area.

2005-present | Partner

Partnering to fund ecological research

Fifth graders dissect Pacific herring with education staff.
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Fifth graders dissect Pacific herring with education staff.

2001-2018 | Inform

Educating school-age children about spill response and the marine environment

2001-2004 | Inform

Identifying research needs to improve oil spill response in ice covered waters

Surface drifters designed to track oil spill movement.
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Surface drifters designed to track oil spill movement.

1999-2011 | Understand

Observing various characteristics of the ocean currents and water to improve understanding oil movement

Model of flow into (blue) and out of (red) Prince William Sound’s major entrances
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Model of flow into (blue) and out of (red) Prince William Sound’s major entrances

1999-2003 | Understand

Improving ocean circulation models to better inform oil spill trajectory models

Darkened waters display in the Cordova museum.
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Darkened waters display in the Cordova museum.

1998, 2009 | Inform

A display describing the Exxon Valdez oil spill.