A Forum - Oil Spill Research

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A Forum - Oil Spill Research

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 to Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


The goal of this forum is to encourage dialogue among PIs of current research related to oil spill response (e.g., GRI, NSF) and industry and government representatives in order to coordinate R&D activities regarding future oil spill response in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon.

The objectives of this forum are to: review previous and on-going R&D being conducted by academic, governmental agencies and industry; preent newly funded projects so that everyone is aware of what types of research are being conducted; and evaluate mechanisms for scientific exchange and coordination of oil spill response R&D efforts going forward.

As defined for this forum, oil spill response R&D encompasses any of the following topics:

  • Physical, Chemical and Biological Fate and Transport
  • Biological Effects - Resources at Risk
  • Response Technologies
  • Oil Spill Modeling
  • Monitoring and Detection of Surface, Subsurface and Dispersed Oil
  • Human Dimnesions and Risk Communication






Opening Remarks

Spill Response Overview

Bill Lehr, NOAA

Amy McElroy, U.S. Coast Guard

Lee Majors, Alaska Clean Seas

Physical Transport, Chemical Behavior & Fate of Oil, Dispersants, and Dispersed Oil

Biological Fate& Effects - Resources at Risk - Biological Modeling

Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State University

Jim Clark, Ecosystem Management & Associates

Roger Prince, ExxonMobil

Steven Murawski, University of South Florida

Response Technologies

Vijay John, Tulane University

John Pardue, Louisiana State University

Alexis Steen, ExxonMobil

Tim Nedwed, ExxonMobil

Monitoring Oil, Dispersants, and Dispersed Oil

Marty Cramer, Conoco Phillips

Zhengyu Miao, Louisiana State University

Modeling Transport & Behavior of Oil, Dispersants, and Dispersed Oil

Mark Reed, SINTEF

Tom Parkerton, ExxonMobil

Haosheng Huang, Louisiana State University

Other Projects

Ann Hayward Walker, Scientific and Environmental Associates

Steve Sempier, MS-AL Sea Grant Consortium

Ken Lee, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada


Lod Cook Alumni Conference Center
3838 W. Lakeshore Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808


The Cook Hotel
3848 W. Lakeshore Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225.383-COOK (2665)

Questions? Please contact kathy.mandsager@unh.edu (603.862.1545)