Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment

This publication reviews the current state of the science regarding oil spill response and environmental assessment in the Arctic region north of the Bering Strait, with emphasis on the potential impacts in U.S. waters. The report describes the unique ecosystems and environment of the Arctic and makes recommendations to provide an effective response effort in these challenging conditions. In addition, it identifies key oil spill research priorities, critical data and monitoring needs, mitigation strategies, and operational and logistical issues. Development of the report was overseen by the Division of Life and Earth Studies’ (DELS) Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment and the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Marine Board. DELS, like TRB, is a division of the National Academies, which include the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 210p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01526401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309298865
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2014 3:14PM