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  • 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 ...


  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Boat Fire Spills Oil in Washington`s Gig Harbor

    GIG HARBOR, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology, the U.S. Coast Guard and others are responding to an oil spill at the Peninsula Yacht Basin Marina in Gig Harbor. A boat fire was reported to Ecology at 9:30 pm on Monday night. State and federal authorities immediately dispatched investigators and responders to find the 46 foot pleasure craft X-TA-SEA on ...

  • Cargo Ship Hits Bridge, Spills Oil into San Francisco Bay

    In the largest oil spill in San Francisco Bay in at least a decade, a container ship navigating outbound through heavy fog hit a span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge Wednesday morning. The collision damaged the 900-foot container carrier Cosco Busan, allowing 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel to spill into the bay. CALTRANS has confirmed there is no structural damage to the bridge. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rehab Prospects Good After Korea`s Worst Oil Spill

    SEOUL, South Korea, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - The prospects for environmental rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in South Korean history are good due to 'quick and effective action' by the Korean authorities, a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team has found. The team said in its initial report that emergency assistance was not required for cleanup operations after the ...

  • FMC to team with university researchers investigating bioremediation approaches to the Gulf Coast oil spill

    FMC Corporation has teamed with a number of university researchers to investigate augmented bioremediation of oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident in coastal wetlands and marshes in the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research at Tarleton State University, Texas A & M Galveston Dept. of Marine Biology, Tarleton State Dept. of Engineering and FMC have formed a ...

  • European Commission and United Nations to deploy a joint expert team to South Korea following oil spill

    A team of marine pollution and civil protection assessment experts are being deployed to South Korea following a request made by the country to the European Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) on 12 December. Around 10,500 tonnes of crude oil were spilt some eight kilometres off Malipo in the Taean district, off Korea's west coast. The joint expert team, led by the United ...

  • SDIX Collaborates with Ocean Research & Conservation Association to Address Gulf Oil Spill Toxicity Challenges

    Microtox System Deployed to Assess Water Quality and Toxicity in Gulf Coast NEWARK, Del. - SDIX™ (NASDAQ:SDIX), today announced the company is providing its Microtox® Water Quality System and technical assistance to the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc. (ORCA) to aid their work as part of the Gulf Oil Spill response effort. The new system will augment and increase the ...


  • Protect sea-water intakes from oil using turner oil in water monitors

    The protection of Desalination Plants, Open Loop Cooling Water Intakes, Seafood Processing Plants and other seawater users is a special problem during an oil spill or other marine accident. Potential pollution sources include crude oil drilling and production, ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, and other industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling water discharges. Low ...

  • 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 ...


  • Environment: Commission welcomes EP vote on the Marine Strategy Directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote on the directive to protect the marine environment which confirms the recent agreement negotiated between the Portuguese presidency and the Parliament. The objective of the agreement is to achieve the good environmental status for the European Union's marine waters of by 2020. It confirms the strong commitment of all ...

  • Coastal and Marine Operators Group Receives Second-Place Gulf Guardian Award in Business and Industry Category

    The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Coastal and Marine Operations (CAMO) Group will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Business and Industry Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas. “The Gulf of Mexico is a precious natural resource not only to the communities that thrive on its shores ...

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