The Shoreline Oil Spill Response Knowledge Gaps and Technological Development Opportunities Workshop is made possible through the partnership with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Response Research Branch (RRB) and NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) in cooperation with the Coastal Response Research Center.
May 9 - 11, 2023
NOAA's Western Regional Center
The overall goal of this project is to identify unknown gaps and opportunities in response technologies and scientific research associated with oil spill shoreline response. This effort will include the exploration of the current state of the science of oil spill research associated with impacts, potential and realized, of crude oil effects to shoreline environments and aid in the identification of countermeasures and response alternatives that may become part of the oil spill response toolbox.
- Identify gaps in the current state of the science from impacts to shorelines from impacts to crude oil and dielectric fluids from offshore facilities through focused workgroup activities and breakout sessions.
Identify operational constraints of shoreline techniques using data visualization platforms and case study examples.
A literature review of the state of the science regarding impacts, preparedness and responses strategies and technologies associated with oil spill on shorelines from oils from offshore facilities including crude oil and dielectric fluids has been developed.
Post Workshop Overview
Welcome, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center
Background and Workshop Goals, Steve Buschang, BSEE
Doug Helton, NOAA OR&R
Elliott Taylor, Polaris Applied Sciences, Inc
Angela Vallier, National Strike Force Coordination Center
Tim Nedwed, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Ed Owens, Owens Coastal Consultants Ltd
Lisa DiPinto, NOAA OR&R
Fate and Effects
Michel Boufadel, NJIT
Prabakar Clement, University of Alabama
Chris Hall, Alaska Clean Seas
Carl Childs, NOAA OR&R ERD
Brent Koza, Texas General Land Office
Karolien Debusschere, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office
Maria Hartley, Chevron
Emerging Oil/Products and Experimental Lakes
Elizabeth Petras/Clifton Graham, U.S. Coast Guard MER
Jeff Morris, Abt Associates
Greg McGowan, CA OSPR
Pauline Gerrard, IISD Experimental Lakes Area
Charlie Henry, NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center
Scott Pegau, AK OSRI
Marion Lewandowski, U.S. Coast Guard RDC
Jacqui Michel, Research Planning
Silver Cloud University (please secure your own reservations; there is no block of rooms)
5036 25th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Includes parking, breakfast and (with reservation) a shuttle to/from NOAA facility.
NOAA, Sand Point Facility
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Building 9
Seattle, WA 98115
NOAA campus map
Gate Check-in Procedures. Please have photo ID available. International guests, please see important notice below!
Zoom 2 1/2 day workshop link for virtual participation.
BSEE Oil Spill Response TRLs here>>
Steering Committee Members
Steve Buschang, BSEE
Troy Baker, NOAA ORR ARD
Alex Balsley/Marion Lewandowski, USCG Research & Development Center
Lisa DiPinto, NOAA ORR
James Hanzalik, Clean Gulf Associates
Nancy Kinner, CRRC
Greg McGowan/Kathleen Jennings, California OSPR
Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager, Coastal Response Research Center