Research & Resources
Training presentations (2017-2018) by Texas General Land Office, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division:
The USCG Research & Development Center developed and tested two prototypes capable of mitigating the impacts of moving sunken oil. The first prototype was designed for the inland environment with the goal of diverting oil to the shoreline in currents up to 4 knots. The second was designed for the offshore environment and the design goal was to collect moving sunken oil over time with currents less than 1 knot. They were tested last May in the Kalamazoo River and Lake Huron, respectively (2018).
Offshore video: https://youtu.be/NKJFDM_1r1M
Inland video: https://youtu.be/ZREoGPV-HuM
2018 uSCAT Technical Manual for the Underwater Seabed Cleanup Assessment Technique for Sunken Oil, Coastal & Ocean Resources
Texas GLO SSC Training Academy (2015) presentation >>
RESOURCE: Crude Oil Monitor, Canada >> http://www.crudemonitor.ca/
RESOURCE: Oil Detection Dogs >> http://www.k9scat.com/
2016 Ed Owens oil detection dogs. For more information>> http://www.k9scat.com/
2016 Sunken Oil Detection and Recovery Operational Guide, API Technical Report 1154-2, First Edition, February 2016.
2016 Sunken Oil Detection and Recovery, API Technical Report 1154-1, First Edition, February 2016.
2016 Sunken Oil Overview by Jacqui Michel, Research Planning, Inc for the NOAA 2016 Science of Spills course.
2015 Transport Canada Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Final Report (Transport Canada, AITF, Amanda Prefontaine)
2013 Operational Guidelines on Sunken and Submerged Oil Assessment and Removal Techniques (International Maritime Organization, Neil Chapman)
2013 Properties, Composition and Marine Spill Behaviour, Fate and Transport of Two Diluted Bitumen Products from the Canadian Oil Sands (Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canadan and Natural Resources Canada)
2013 Transporting Alberta Oil Sands Products: Defining the Issues and Assessing the Risks (NOAA ORR & University of Washington)
2012 Heavy Oil Recovery Ohmsett Test Report (USCG, Acquisition Directorate, Research & Development Center)
2011 IOSC Designing a Submerged Oil Recovery System (Kurt Hansen)
2006 Submerged Oil Workshop Research Needs
(This listing has been prioritized by the Working Group Members) July 2008 (Revised November 2008)
Identification and Bioavailability of Toxic Components in Heavy Oil (Dr. Bruce Hollebone, Environment Canada) abstract final report(pending)
Heavy Oil Detection (Prototypes) Final Report - 2009 (U.S. Coast Guard. Research & Development Center)