2012-2013 Dispersant Initiative
DTox: a Worldwide Quantitative Database of the Toxicological Effects of Dispersants and Chemically Dispersed Oil
Adriana Bejarano, Research Planning, Inc
- Final Report here>>
- DTox Training video here>>
- Endnote Library here>> [Note: You must have Endnote® to open this library of citations]
- Issues and challenges with oil toxicity data and implications for their use in decision making: A quantitative review (Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) article here>>
- Bejarano, A.C., Mearns, A.J. Improving environmental assessments by integrating Species Sensitivity Distributions into environmental modeling: Examples with two hypothetical oil spills. Mar. Pollut. Bull. (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.01.022
- SETAC 2013 poster here>>
- SETAC 2014 poster here>>
Understanding chronic impacts of chemical dispersant and chemically-dispersed oil on behavior, molting success, and hormone status of blue crab larvae: inputs for recruitment and population models
Dr. Eric Schott, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Response Risk Communication Tools for Dispersants and Oil Spills
Ann Hayward Walker, SEA Consulting Group
- Final Report here>>
- Agency Training Module on Risk Communication here>>
- Ann Hayward Walker, R. Pavia, A. Bostrom, T. Leschine, K. Starbird. Communication Practices for Oil Spills: Stakeholder Engagement during Preparedness and Response. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 29 Jul 2014.
- Ann Bostrom. Introduction to Special Section of HERA on Oil Spill Response Risk Communication. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 31 Jul 2014.
- Ann Bostrom, A.H. Walker, T. Scott, R. Pavia, T. Leschine, K. Starbird. Oil Spill Response Risk Judgments, Decisions, and Mental Models: Findings from Surveying U.S. Stakeholders and Coastal Residents. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 1 Aug 2014.
- Ann Bostrom, S. Joslyn, R. Pavia, A.H. Walker, K. Starbird, T. Leschine. Methods for Communicating the Complexity and Uncertainty of Oil Spill Response Actions and Tradeoffs. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 29 Jul 2014.
- Thomas Leschine, R. Pavia, A.H. Walker, A. Bostrom, K. Starbird. What-If Scenario Modeling to Support Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Decision-making. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 31 Jul 2014.
- Kate Starbird, D. Dailey, A.H. Walker, T. Leschine, R. Pavia, A. Bostrom. Social Media, Public Participation, and the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 08 Aug 2014.
Injury and Recovery of Natural Resources
Acute and Chronic Effects of Crude Oil and Dispersed Oil on Chinook Salmon Smolts (Onchorhyncus tshawytscha)
Dr. Ronald S. Tjeerdema, Brian S. Anderson, Michael M. Singer and Dr. Mark R. Viant, University of California, Davis
Acute and Chronic Effects of Oil, Dispersant and Dispersed Oil to Sensitive Symbiotic Cnidarian Species
Dr. Carys L. Mitchelmore and Dr. Joel E. Baker, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Dispersants as an Oil Spill Countermeasure for Remediation and Restoration in Sensitive Coastal Habitats
Dr. Qianxin Lin and Dr. Irving A. Mendelssohn, Louisiana State University
Fate and Effects of Emulsions Produced After Oil Spill in Estuaries
Dr. Richard Lee and Keith A. Maruya, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Guidance for Dispersant Decision Making: Potential for Impacts on Aquatic Biota
Dr. Deborah French McCay, Applied Science Associates, Inc.
Impacts of Low Level Residual Oils on Toxicity Assessments of Oil Spills
Joy McGrath, HydroQual, Inc. and Dr. Dominic Di Toro, University of Delaware
Integrating Physiological and Demographic Parameters in NRDA
Dr. Florina Tseng, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Victor Apanius, Wake Forest University; and Dr. Ian Nisbet, ICT Consulting
The Relationship Between Acute and Population Level Effects of Exposure to Dispersed Oil, and the Influence of Exposure Conditions Using Multiple Life History Stages of an Estuarine Copepod, Eurytemora affinis, as a Model Planktonic Organism
Dr. Don Aurand and Dr. Gina Coelho, Ecosystem Management & Associates, Inc.
Studies Using Aquatic Turtles to Assess Long-Term Effects of Oiling of Nests During Early Embryonic Development
Dr. Christopher L. Rowe and Dr. Carys L. Mitchelmore, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Survival Time Models Quantitatively Predict Lethal Effects of Pulsed and Different Duration Exposures to Water-Accommodated Fractions of Spilt Oil
Dr. Michael C. Newman and Dr. Michael A. Unger, College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Utility of Meiobenthos for Risk Assessment of Low-Level Crude Oil WAF's: Rapid Copepod-Based Approaches for Evaluating Reproductive and Population-Level Toxicity
Dr. G. Thomas Chandler and Dr. Bruce C. Coull, University of South Carolina
A Convergent Validity Test of the Parameter Updating Method
Dr. Christine Poulos, Research Triangle Institute
Ecology and Economics for Restoration Scaling
Dr. Charles H. Peterson, University of North Carolina; Eric P. English, NOAA
Establishing Performance Metrics for Oil Spill Response, Recovery and Restoration
Dr. Seth Tuler, Social Environmental Research Institute; Dr. Thomas Seager, Purdue University; and Dr. Igor Linkov, Cambridge Environmental, Inc.
- Comparing Stakeholders' Objectives for Oil Spill Response: A Q study of Four Regions
Dr. Seth Tuler, Dr. Thomas Webler, and Rebecca Kay
Monetary Values and Restoration Equivalents for Lost Recreational Services on the Gulf Coast of Texas Due to Oil Spills and Other Environmental Disruptions
Dr. George Parsons, University of Delaware
Social Disruption from Oil Spills and Spill Response: Characterizing Effects, Vulnerabilities, and the Adequacy of Existing Data to Inform Decision-Making
Dr. Thomas Webler, and Dr. Seth Tuler, Social and Environmental Research Institute
Transport and Weathering of Released Materials
Development of a Predictive Bayesian Data-Derived Multi-Modal Gaussian Maximum-Likelihood Model of Sunken Oil Mass
Dr. James Englehardt, University of Miami
Delivery and Quality Assurance of Short-Term Trajectory Forecasts from HF Radar Observations
Dr. Newell Garfield, San Francisco State University; Jeffrey Paduan, US Naval Postgraduate School; Carter Ohlmann, UC Santa Barbara
Dispersion and Submergence as Extremes of a Theoretical Continuum: Development of Numerical Algorithms to Compute Interaction of Surface Oil with Breaking Waves
Dr. Mark Reed, Per Snorre Daling, and Øistein Johansen, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
Effects of Dispersants on Oil-SPM Aggregation and Fate in US Coastal Waters
Dr. Ali Khelifa and Dr. Merv Fingas, Environmental Technology Centre, Environment Canada
Field Verification of Oil Spill Fate and Transport Modeling and Linking CODAR Observation System Data with SIMAP Predictions
Dr. James Payne, Payne Environmental Consultants, Inc.; Dr. Eric Terrill, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Dr. Deborah French-McCay, Applied Science Associates, Inc.; Dr. Walter Nordhausen, CA Dept of Fish and Game
Improvements to the Work on Integration of NOAA's GNOME Model and CDOG (Clarkson Deepwater Oil and Gas) Blowout Model
Dr. Poojitha Yapa, Clarkson University
Investigation of Physical and Chemical Causes of Heavy Oil Submergence
Dr. Bruce P. Hollebone, and Zhendi Wang, Environment Canada
Measurements and Modeling of Size Distributions, Settling and Dispersions Rates of Oil Droplets in Turbulent Flows
Dr. Joseph Katz and Balaji Gopalan, The Johns Hopkins University
Use of Natural Seeps for Evaluation of Dispersant Application and Monitoring Techniques
Dr. James Payne, Payne Environmental Consultants, Inc. and Dr. Alan A. Allen, Spiltec
Wave Tank Studies on Dispersant Effectiveness as a Function of Energy Dissipation Rate and Particle Size Distribution
Dr. Kenneth Lee, Bedford Institute of Oceanography; Dr. Albert Venosa, US EPA; Dr. Michel Boufadel, Temple University; Mr. Scott Miles, Louisiana State University
A Module for NOAA's GNOME Model to Provide Capability to Simulate Deepwater Oil and Gas Spills
Dr. Poojitha Yapa, Clarkson University
Detecting Dissolved PAHs from Oil Spills Using Passive Samplers in Cold Water and Ice Cores
Rainer Lohmann, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island and Christian Petrich, Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Oil in Ice: Transport, Fate, and Potential Exposure
Oil Movement in Sea Ice A Master Thesis
Jonas Karlsson, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Oil Recovery with Novel Skimmer Surfaces Under Cold Climate Conditions
Dr. Arturo Keller and Victoria Broje, University of California; Leonard Zabilansky, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
This is a pilot program to promote professional development of ORR Staff. The Center will fund up to two projects whose purpose is to solve a needed ORR problem, improve a model or develop a tool, or synthesize research on a particular subject of interest to ORR and the Coastal Response Research Center. These projects will have a hard deliverable within a maximum 6-week time period.
A Knowledge-Based Reasoning for the Interpretation of PAH Data
Submitted by Mike Buchman (Final Report - pending)
Developing a Method for Estimating Injury and Risk to a Major NOAA Trust Resource (Finfish) due to Persistent Bioaccumulative chemicals: Mercury
Submitted by Tom Dillon and Nancy Beckvar
- Table 1 (Excel Spreadsheet) - Hypothetical example of information extracted from each paper reviewed and how control-normalized fish injuries were calculated.
- Table 2 (Excel Spreadsheet) - Summary of literature used to calculate the residue-based fish injury dose-response curves for juvenile/adult fish and for early life stage (ELS) fish.