Useful Links

Conferences
Arctic Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP)
Conference held in Canada regarding oil spills in the Arctic.
Conferences
Clean Gulf
Addresses oil spill-related issues in the Gulf of Mexico
Conferences
Clean Pacific
Examines issues and best practices related to oil spills in the eastern Pacific.
Conferences
International Oil Spill Conference
International conference held in the United States every three years
Educational Resources
ITOPF film series
An excellent series of films describing many aspects of oil spill response.
Educational Resources
Mearns Rock Time Series
View a photo gallery of “Mearns Rock,” a large boulder located in the intertidal zone at Snug Harbor on Knight Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska. The boulder was oiled during the Exxon Valdez spill in March 1989.
Educational Resources
Oil Spills: A Guided Tour
Access NOAA’s education tools including oil spill-related topics.
Educational Resources
Oil Spills: Prevention, Preparedness, and Response
Take an online class through the University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan about oil spill prevention and response. The course is taught by Washington Sea Grant Education Specialist, Eric Olsson and focuses on the environmental and economic impacts of spilled oil.
Educational Resources
Prince William’s Oily Mess: A Tale of Recovery
Learn about the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the recovery process in Prince William Sound.
Educational Resources
The Alaska Oil Spill Curriculum
A curriculum that provides “hands-on” activities for all grade levels to increase awareness of what surrounds us and to teach decision-making skills to students. It concentrates on the positive steps that everyone has made and can make to help prevent future spills and to reduce the need for oil by energy conservation and recycling.
Environmental Research
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Alaska environmental studies program page.
Environmental Research
Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program
Learn more about industry-sponsored environmental research in the Chukchi lease area.
Environmental Research
Clear Seas: Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping in Canada
Learn about this independent research centre and how they support and inform on safe & sustainable marine shipping in Canada
Environmental Research
Coastal Response Research Center
CRRC supports oil spill research.
Environmental Research
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC)
Information on the research program of the EVOSTC in the Northern Gulf of Alaska, including Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet.
Environmental Research
Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC)
Visit the website of the PWSSC for more information on research conducted through the center in Prince William Sound and the Copper River Delta.
How to Report a Spill
Report a spill in Alaska
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation website on spill reporting
Newsletters
International Spill Control Organization
Has a newsletter with regular reports of spill-related activities around the globe. It also carries a series of articles that describe areas of spill response in detail.
Observation and Monitoring
Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS)
Real-time weather forecast and webcams around Prince William Sound
Observation and Monitoring
Alaska State Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (ASGDC)
An electronic pathway to access a wide variety of information in the form of maps, images, and descriptions about Alaska geospatial data.
Observation and Monitoring
Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)
Visit this site for more information on the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s COOPS program.
Prevention and Response
Alaska Chadux
Oil spill removal organization operating throughout Alaska
Prevention and Response
Alaska Clean Seas
Oil spill removal organization operating on the North Slope
Prevention and Response
Alaska Regional Response Team
This group provides advice to Federal On-Scene Coordinators