Thursday, February 1, 2007 to Friday, February 2, 2007
Red Bank, NJ 07701
The Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) and the Dispersants Working Group (DWG) hosted a Dispersed Oil Research Forum on February 1 and 2, 2007 in Red Bank, NJ. Over 100 participants attended the Forum. The Forum consisted of half-hour presentations on dispersant-related research conducted since the May 2005 release of the National Research Council's Report entitled "Understanding Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy and Effects". The forum ended with a panel discussion informing which research needs had been satisfied and targeting areas for future research. The Forum followed the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) Visitor's Day where a cold-water dispersant test occurred on January 31, at the OHMSETT facility held at the nearby U.S. Naval Weapons Station Earle (https://ohmsett.bsee.gov/). By dove-tailing events, both events were will attended and represented by several State contingents from Alaska, California, Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York, by all of the major oil companies, several clean-up contractors, Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and international participants from Canada, Norway, Sweden, England, and France.
Nancy E. Kinner, Amy Merten Co-Directors, Coastal Response Research Center
SESSION: Effects of Dispersing Oil
Predicting PAH Toxicity Under Varying Dispersant Scenarios
SESSION: Fate of Dispersed Oil
Movement of Oil Under Non-Breaking Waves
James W. Weaver
An Annotated Dispersants Bibliography
SESSION: Efficacy of Dispersing Oil
Improvement of the French Efficiency Test AFNOR 90-345 (IFP Dilution Test)
Francois X. Merlin
SESSION: Cold Water Dispersant Use
SESSION: Ongoing and Future Dispersant Related Research
A Panel Discussion of Ongoing and Future Dispersant Research
Susan Saupe, Bruce Hollebone, Al Venosa, Jim Clark, Kurt Hansen, Nat Scholz, Mike Sowby, Per Daling
- Chemical (and Physical) Parameters that Influence Overall Effectiveness
- Spill Platform
Improving Oil Spill Response in Ice-Covered Waters - Leonard Zabilansky, Ice Engineering
Research & Development Needs For Making Decisions Regarding Dispersing Oil, September 20-21, 2005
Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701
For lodging, please contact the hotel directly at (732) 530-8200 and ask for the special group rate ($94) for the Dispersed Oil Forum.
Airport Shuttle: Olympic Shuttle Service. Call (800) 822-9797 or make your online reservation here.
There will be no registration fee for the forum, however, you must RSVP to the CRRC's Program Coordinator, Kathy Mandsager (email: email@example.com; (603) 862-1545) on or before January 24, 2007.
In addition, there will be an opportunity for a State Meeting to be held at 7:00 pm [ET] on January 31, 2007 in the Palm A Room at the Oyster Point Hotel. This is for state employees only in order to discuss more specifically the dispersant issues in their state.
Nancy E. Kinner, UNH Co-Director, Coastal Response Research Center
Amy Merten, NOAA Co-Director, Coastal Response Research Center
Albert Venosa, EPA
David Fritz, BP
Don Davis, LA OSRADP
Joseph Mullin, US MMS
Katey Walter, OSRI
Mike Sowby, CA OPSR
Robin Jamail, TX GLO
Tom Purcell, API