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Track 5: Information/Response Technologies and Research


5B: Applied Technologies

Wednesday, December 06 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: 352 D
This session will explore recent advances to improve the effectiveness of spill response strategies. The focus will be on understanding the benefits and challenges of incorporating new technologies.
Chair:
Christopher Dufore, Oceanographer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Moderator:
Robyn Conmy Ph.D., Research scientist, USEPA/NHEERL/GED
Speakers: Electrocoagulation Technology in Oily Water Separation in the Marine Industry
Abstract
Josh Allsworth, Technical Manager, T&T Water Solutions
  Mitigation of Oil in the Water Column
Abstract
Alexander Balsley PE, Project Manager, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center
  Direct Quantitative Measurement of In-Situ Burn (ISB) Rate and Efficiency
Abstract
Paul Panetta Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
  Accidents Need Not Happen! Strategies for Early-Warning Detection and Automated Containment of Oil Leaks & Spills Using UV-Fluorometry
Abstract
Chris Chase, Environmental Systems Manager, InterOcean Systems, Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Mark Rauch, ENVIROEYE - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Pipeline Terminal Management Corp..
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5C: Emerging Information Sources

Wednesday, December 06 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 352 D
In recent years, new ecological views are being established on how to define baseline conditions associated with a release. Understanding the ecological backdrop of a release provides the ability to differentiate between: (1) natural seeps and product; (2) exposure thresholds to injury and; (3) components of product that may not have lingering impacts to the environment.
Chair:
Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager, CK Associates LLC
Speakers: Incident Response Utilizing Surface Slick Analyses
Abstract
Brian Blackstone, Exploration Geologist, Chevron North American Exploration & Production Co.
  Bridging Oil Spill Science and Response
Abstract
Paul Schuler, Director, External Affairs, Oil Spill Response Limited
Co-Author(s):
Charles Wilson Ph.D., Chief Science Office, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
  A Chemometric Approach to Differentiating Sources of Oil
Abstract
Pamela Neubert Ph.D., Director Marine Science – New England Practice, AECOM
Co-Author(s):
Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager, CK Associates LLC
Wade Bryant, Senior Environmental Scientist, CK Associates
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5D: Response Research

Wednesday, December 06 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: 352 D
This session will provide a brief summary of research and development projects funded by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Oil Spill Preparedness Division. BSEE has been funding oil spill response research since the 1970's as part of its mandate to ensure that industry is prepared to respond to an oil spill on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. Additionally, four specific project results will be presented and discussed by the Principle Investigators.
Chair:
Gary Petrae, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Speakers: The Effect of Dispersants on Mechanical Recovery
Abstract
Kristi McKinney, Engineer - Research Program Manager, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Co-Author(s):
Timothy Steffek, Research Specialist, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Kimberly Bittler, Oceanographer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management BOEMRE
  Understanding the Role of Photo-Oxidation in the Creation of Predictable and Stable Water-in-oil Emulsions at OHMSETT
Abstract
Karen Stone, Engineer - Research Program Manager, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Co-Author(s):
Alan Guarino, Senior Test Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
  Determining the Operability Limits of Chemical Herders
Abstract
Paul Panetta, Chief Scientist, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
  An Offshore In-situ Burn Enhanced by Floating Immersed Objects
Abstract
Kemal Arsava Ph.D., Research Engineer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Co-Author(s):
Panyawat Tukaew, Master Student, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Scott Fields, USCG (RDC)
Hayri Sezer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ali Rangwala, Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kurt Hansen, Project Manager, U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development
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5E: Surface Oil Surveillance and Detection

Thursday, December 07 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: 352 D
The detection of surface oiling in the marine and shoreline continues to drive response decisions. The availability of different remote sensing platforms varies from satellite to airborne systems employing multiple sensor technologies. This session will provide a basis for multiple approaches.
Chair:
David Palandro Ph.D., ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Speakers: Infrared Polarization Signatures of Emulsified Oil and the Use of this Technology on Various Platforms, Including Drones, for Automated Oil Spill Monitoring and Recovery Operations
Abstract
David Chenault Ph.D, President, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
  Spaceborne SAR Best Practices for Oil Spill Response
Abstract
Gordon Staples, Senior Staff Scientist, R&D, MDA
Co-Author(s):
David Gionet, Director, MDA
Karen Bannerman, Project Manager, MDA
Lesley Gamble, Geomatics Analyst, MDA
  Tactical Airborne Oil Spill Remote Sensing - a New Operational Approach
Abstract
Alessandro Vagata, COO, Fototerra Aerial Survey LLC
  Results of Recent Technology Evaluations and Applications Development on the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Oil Spill Response
Abstract
Christian Haselwimmer, Ph.D., Environmental Remote Sensing Scientist, Chevron
Co-Author(s):
Jeff Williams, Director - Operations, W6 Emergency Response Tech Services
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5F: Shoreline Response and Assessment

Thursday, December 07 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: 352 D
This session will provide an overview of recent international developments in shoreline response and assessment, including SCAT data collection and field forms, the use of canines to detect weathered subsurface oil (K9-SCAT), and the development of subject matter expects into core groups at a Tier 3 OSRO.
Chair:
Helen Dubach, Manager, Readiness, CTEH RM
Speakers: A Case Study: The Evaluation of Mobile GIS Tools for Pre-SCAT Surveys
Abstract
Patrick Lambert, Head, Field Work and Response Unit, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
Co-Author(s):
Guillaume Nepveu Ph.D, President, Chaac Technologies
  Subsurface Oil K9 SCAT Detection Study in Prince William Sound 2017
Abstract
Ed Owens Ph.D., President, Owens Coastal Consultants
Co-Author(s):
Helen Dubach, Manager, Readiness, CTEH RM
Paul Bunker, Director, Chiron K9
Elliott Taylor, Principal & Sr. Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences
  Development of a Shoreline SME Core Group at a Tier 3 OSRO
Abstract
Rob Holland, Ph.D., Technical Lead, Oil Spill Response Limited
  SCAT Field Forms: One Way to Reduce too Much Data Generation and Paperwork
Abstract
Ed Owens Ph.D, President, Owens Coastal Consultants
Co-Author(s):
Doug Reimer P.Geo., President, EML
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