COAST GUARD OIL SPILL RESPONSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE 1990S

During the 1970s and 1980s, at varying levels, the U.S. Coast Guard pursued Research and Development (R&D) effort in oil spill response technology, an effort that produced a number of the state-of-the-art systems in use today. In the mid 1980s, the R&D effort was scaled back owing to declining national emphasis and diminishing returns. Following the EXXON VALDEZ spill and other catastrophic spills, the Coast Guard reexamined the mission needs and technology to formulate a revitalized R&D effort for the 1990s. Workshops were held within the Coast Guard, with other federal agencies, and with industries to identify spill response needs and the R&D efforts that would support those needs. Several technology assessments are currently underway. Based on these workshops and assessments, a five year R&D program has been developed. The elements of this program are described in detail.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Jensen, D S
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

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  • Accession Number: 00661931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM