Spill Monitoring News

  • Eppic News Update

    The first quarter of 2017, the most active for articles & titles compilation periods so far, promises to continue into the year based on projections to date. For January-March, 39 conferences were indexed, including 7 mega-conferences on composting, power generation environmental topics, marine oil spills, radioactive waste management, ecology, and bioremediation. Our usual 125 journals & ...

  • SediMeters can save corals from dredging

    The ongoing dredging of Miami Harbor has caused siltation (the accumulation of sediments) on the coral reefs outside the harbor. In a settlement of a recent lawsuit, the contractor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has agreed to pay $400,000 for moving corals out of the way. They are not using any instrument for measuring the sediment accumulation, even though such an instrument exists, is ...


    By Lindorm, Inc.

  • Seabirds suffer long-term impacts of oil spills

    Oil spills can affect seabird populations for at least a decade after a major incident, a new study suggests. The authors studied the long-term effects of the Prestige oil spill on European shags and found that the numbers of chicks raised by breeding pairs were reduced in the ten years following the disaster. When the Prestige oil tanker sank northwest of the Iberian Peninsula in November 2002, ...

  • Potential long-term health impacts for oil spill clean-up workers

    A new study of clean-up workers seven years after the 2002 Prestige oil tanker spillage has found potential evidence for long-term impacts on their hormonal and immune systems as a result of exposure to the oil. The results suggest new health surveillance measures may be appropriate for workers involved in future oil clean-up operations. In November 2002, the oil tanker Prestige ran into trouble ...

  • Potential long-term health impacts for oil spill clean-up workers

    A new study of clean-up workers seven years after the 2002 Prestige oil tanker spillage has found potential evidence for long-term impacts on their hormonal and immune systems as a result of exposure to the oil. The results suggest new health surveillance measures may be appropriate for workers involved in future oil clean-up operations. In November 2002, the oil tanker Prestige ran into trouble ...

  • Dr. Chuanmin Hu – University of South Florida (USF), Receives Second Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category

    The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Dr. Chuanmin Hu – University of South Florida (USF) will receive a Second Place 2013 Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category. The awards ceremony will be held on June 26, 2013, at the Tampa Bay Grand Hyatt beginning at 6PM. Prof. Chuanmin Hu has contributed significantly to maintaining a healthy Gulf of Mexico in the past decade. These ...

  • Woods Hole Marine's 'Solution' to Pollution With OPFLEX(R) Technology

    OPFLEX Solutions Inc and Woods Hole Marine are pleased to announce a distribution agreement, wherein Woods Hole Marine will supply OPFLEX® products to ports and marinas throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Together, the companies will create real green jobs with American-made products. Following OPFLEX Solutions' CEO, Scott Smith's, presentation to the scientific community at Woods ...


  • Gannet oil spill: Written Ministerial Statement by Chris Huhne

    An oil release from a pipeline in Shell’s Gannet F development, totalling approximately 218 tonnes1, occurred during the period from 10th to 19th August 2011. The oil dispersed naturally well away from the shore and the UK-Norway median line, and there has been no evidence of any significant environmental impact to date resulting from this release. An oil sheen on the sea surface was ...

  • Shell Gannet Field oil spill

    Further to the update issued by Shell on 21 August, statement by Mr Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, appointed by the UK Government to oversee the operation. Mr Shaw said: ...

  • Statement on oil leak from pipeline at the Gannet Alpha platform

    Following an oil leak reported from Gannet F subsea installation, 176km east of Aberdeen on 10 August 2011 a DECC spokesman said: “Shell has informed us that the oil leak at its pipeline at the Gannet Alpha platform east of Aberdeen is under control and has now been greatly reduced. They are working to completely halt any further leakage. “DECC’s environmental inspectors ...

  • EPA announces expo and public meeting on Marshall, Mich. oil spill (MI)

    Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, joined by its government partners for the Enbridge oil spill response, will hold an expo and public meeting Nov. 8 in Battle Creek, Mich., to update residents on the status of the cleanup and the long-term role of EPA. EPA is the federal On-Scene Coordinator for this incident. EPA will outline response activities that have been completed along with areas ...

  • Sensor combination for environmental monitoring in gulf spill

    Chelsea Technologies Group has seen growing demand for its UV AQUAtracka fluorimeter to monitor the extent and dispersion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Originally designed for military use, these highly sensitive fluorimeters are monitoring the extent of the oil from surface waters to full ocean depth. The UV AQUAtracka is now being used in combination with the FASTtracka Mark II fast ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Gulf oil spill demonstrates that knowledge is the solution to the U.S. and world economic problems

    If the U.S. and the world utilized knowledge more efficiently the prosperity of both would increase proportionately. The Gulf Oil Spill would not have occurred with better knowledge of safety measures. The cleanup would be more effective with better knowledge. This is easier said than done. This knowledge exists in niches which are difficult to find and utilize. McIlvaine demonstrated how this ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Technology for gulf oil spill and gas shale fracing

    Two major sources of energy for the U.S. are dependent upon the solution of environmental problems. The McIlvaine Company has a created a free website with the latest technology to solve these problems. Over the last three weeks a series of recorded webinars have been conducted on both subjects. The full recordings of the discussions have been posted to the free site.  Here are some ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Columbia Weather equipment participating in Gulf oil spill monitoring efforts

    While crews in the Gulf of Mexico are working to mitigate the damage caused by the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists aboard the R/V Pelican research vessel are taking samples from the sea floor to analyze for changes in chemicals and marine organisms. ...

  • BP outlines plan for controlling oil spill

    BP, the party responsible for the cleanup of oil spilling as a result of the sinking of the semisubmersible drilling platform Deepwater Horizon last week, on Sunday outlined a spill response plan that includes drilling relief wells and permanent capping of the well from which the sunken rig was extracting oil. The Deepwater Horizon sank two days after an explosion and fire at 10 p.m. last ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Australian oil spill report confirms need for long term environmental plan

    An independent marine scientists' report into the environmental effects of the Montara oil spill says a systematic, long-term monitoring effort is the only way to ascertain the true impacts of the spill on the region's biodiversity. This supports the Government's actions to commission a long-term monitoring plan with the company - PTTEP. The report describes the results from a survey of marine ...


    By Australian Government

  • Australian Government locks in long term environmental agreement with oil spill company

    The Australian Government and the company responsible for the Montara oil spill have struck an agreement for a long-term scientific environmental monitoring program for the area affected by the spill. Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett, said the monitoring program will provide a longer term understanding of the impacts of the spill on the marine environment, in addition to the ...


    By Australian Government

  • Oil spill monitoring in Western Australia

    EOMAP GmbH & Co has launched several services to support oil spill monitoring using optical satellites. The services were developed for mapping a major ecological disaster: a recent oil spill near the coast of Western Australia.   Oil, gas and condensate started seeping into the Timor Sea on 21st August from a leak 250 kilometres north of Truscott, and 690 kilometres west of ...


  • Finnish oil spill detection rate sees 2007 increase

    The annual number of oil spills detected by Finnish surveillance flights continued to increase in 2007. The total number of oil spills observed by air surveillance was 76. Of these observations, 58 were made by Dornier airplanes and 18 by the Border Guard helicopters. The number of observations from Dornier didn’t change much compared with the previous year whereas the observations made from ...

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