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AFE 2021: Responding From Afar: New Oil Spill Response Technologies
February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Innovative technologies are enabling responders to obtain more information about oil spills and respond from a safe distance. These new advancements include the Arctic Domain Awareness Center’s long-range autonomous underwater vehicle that can observe and collect samples undersea and under ice to characterize oil spills and other environmental hazards. This technology can also help create a baseline of data for Arctic and other communities before a spill occurs. Additionally, the Joint Industry Program is developing a remotely operated surface vessel, which is designed to deploy oil herding agents and to ignite herded slicks to burn spilled oil. The vehicle has other potential uses, including remote sensing. If you are interested in the cutting-edge research of spill response, then this session is for you!
Scott Pegau, Oil Spill Recovery Institute/Prince William Sound Science Center
Amy Kukulya, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution