- This effort involved ~50 scientists across 5 topical panels (see topics below).
- A review of over 3,000 papers were reviewed and included in the CRRC Dispersant Database (since 2005).
- The technical panelists participated in over 100 hours of e-conference meetings over the span of 3 years.
- The kick-off, week-long workshop was held January 5 - 9, 2015 at NOAA's Western Regional Campus in Seattle, WA.
- The goal of this initiative was to review the science to come up with the knowns and unknowns for dispersant use in Arctic waters. This did not address the research gaps or the mechanical needs.
- This project was supported and funded by NOAA Office of Response and Restoration through its Grant to the Coastal Response Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.
Topic Documents Outcomes:
Efficacy and Effectiveness
Physical Transport and Chemical Behavior
Degradation and Fate
Eco-toxicity and Sublethal Impacts
Public Health and Food Safety
Additional details on the State-of-the-Science for Dispersant Use in Artic Waters Initiative (held in 2010 - 2019) sponsored by NOAA Office of Response & Restoration see here>>