Oil Spill Dispersant Research Forum

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Oil Spill Dispersant Research Forum

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Workshop Report:

"Oil Spill Dispersant Research Workshop Report" March 2013 by the Center for Spills in the Environment (CSE)

Meeting Goal:

The goal of this forum is to encourage and continue dialogue among PIs of research related to dispersant use in response to an oil spill (e.g., GRI, NSF, NGOs) and industry and government representatives.

The objective of this forum is to review previous and on-going R&D being conducted by academic, governmental agencies and industry and evaluate mechanisms for scientific exchange and coordination of oil spill response R&D efforts going forward.

As defined for this forum, oil spill response R&D encompasses any of the following topics:

Agenda

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Participants

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Presentations

Welcome, Background, & Workshop Goals (Nancy Kinner, Center for Spills in the Environment)

Dispersants - How They Are Used in Response and How They Were Used in Deepwater Horizon (Bob Pond, USCG)

Dispersants - How They Work (Tom Coolbaugh, ExxonMobil)

R&D Dispersants Initiatives:

GOMRI (Jennifer Field)

BSEE (Lori Medley)

CRRC/NOAA (Nancy Kinner)

USEPA (Al Venosa)

Industry (Victoria Broje)

KillSpill (Pachalis Alexandridis)

California FWS OSPR (Ellen Faurot-Daniels)

Breakout Groups

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Resources

Location

Lod Cook Alumni Conference Center
3838 W. Lakeshore Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225.578.3838

Lodging

The Cook Hotel
3848 W. Lakeshore Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225.383-COOK (2665)

SHUTTLE/LOCAL TRANSPORTATION>>Tiger Airport Shuttle

Questions? Please contact kathy.mandsager@unh.edu (603.862.1545)