MARCH 30, 2018 — The 2018 Alaska Oil Spill Technology Symposium was held in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 28 - 30.
Approximately 400 participants from industry, academia, government, and NGOs met to share research, new technologies, and best practices for spills in Alaskan waters. Participants spanned the research and response community and included key players, such as: the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA, oil spill response organizations, Marine Salvage, Alaska’s Regional Citizens’ Advisory Councils, and large and small energy producers. A welcome was provided via video by Senator Lisa Murkowski and Ms. Dana Tulis, U.S. Coast Guard Chief of Response, provided the keynote address. NOAA OR&R was well represented. From OR&R, Doug Helton and Sarah Allan were part of a panel discussion on the State-of-the-Science for Dispersant Use in Arctic Waters and Dr. Lisa Dipinto provided an overview of post-Deepwater Horizon Research. The Anchorage office of the National Weather Service also participated and presented a poster on how to request Spot Weather Forecasts for emergency response.
For more information, contact Doug.Helton@noaa.gov.