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  • Slick sleuth ACSA jet fuel pollution solution spill detection for Tambo Intl. Airport

    Jet fuel flowing down the twin storm-water culverts will be detected by two Slick Sleuth oil-spill detection monitors installed at the point just before the storm-water culverts enter the spillage trap. These monitors will trigger an alarm. When alerted the Slcik Sleuth oil-spill detection monitors will close the spillage trap. According to InterOceans Systems, manufacturers of the Slick Sleuth ...


    By InterOcean Systems LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Chelsea Exhibits at Green Expo 25-27 Sept, Mexico City - come and say hello!

    Dr Brian Phillips is exhibiting at The GREEN Expo 2012, Mexico as part of the UKTI delegation. He is promoting Chelsea's sensor expertise in the following areas: Waste water treatment management Fresh water monitoring Protection of water supplies Algae growth monitoring tailored for renewable energy companies CTG manufactures a range of innovative multi-parameter sensors & ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Ltd

  • Slick Sleuth™ Helping to Protect an Invaluable Ecological Reserve

    Huntington Beach California is home to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. It is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, including the endangered California Least Tern. Four Slick Sleuth Oil Spill Detection & Monitoring Stations have been deployed in key locations throughout the ecological reserve as early warning devices to safeguard against possible oil ...


    By InterOcean Systems LLC

  • EMSA expands use of Radarsat-2 information for maritime applications

    (13 July 2016) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed a four year contract with a ceiling of 31 million euros to provide Radarsat-2 information to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Under this contract, MDA will provide Radarsat-2 information to support EMSA in the areas of maritime safety, law enforcement, border security, fisheries control, and marine pollution ...

  • 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, ...

  • Less oil spills observed by flight surveillance – but reports from citizens increased manifold

    The Finnish authorities observed in 2008 in the Gulf of Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia and the northern Baltic Sea 112 oil spills in all, of which 96 were located within the Finnish economic zone. A significant change compared with the previous years was the considerable increase of the number of oil spill reports from private persons – six times more than before. Reports from citizens are a ...

  • ASTM F2465 / F2465M - 05(2011)e1 standard guide for oil spill dispersant application equipment: single-point spray systems

    This guide covers performance criteria, requirements, material characteristics, and essential features for oil spill dispersant application systems. This guide also covers vessel-based spray systems employing single-point spray nozzles. Oil spill dispersant spray equipment shall conform to the minimum performance requirements such as ...


    By ASTM International

  • North Dakota launching website to notify public of spills

    It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern wheat field. In response to extensive media coverage and criticism from environmental groups, the North Dakota Health Department will launch a website sometime this week that will enable the public to monitor reported ...


    By Associated Press

  • Modern Water launches New Hydrocarbon Monitor

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, today launches PetroChek, a new portable or online crude and refined hydrocarbon monitor. The monitor is designed to detect crude oil or refined hydrocarbon spillages which can have catastrophic consequences if left undetected. The PetroChek monitor can be used ...

  • NOC contributes to a new free online course

    Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to a new massive open online course, or mooc. The course launch is timed to coincide with wider release of data from Sentinel-3, the dedicated ocean satellite launched earlier this year Dr Val Byfield from the NOC said “Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to the development of some of the data products available from this ...

  • Louisiana Oil Spills Costly for Texas Oil Company

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2007 (ENS) - The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC and Louisiana Onshore Properties LLC will pay a $504,000 civil penalty and enhance the pipeline monitoring and oil spill prevention program at its Weeks Island facility in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, federal officials announced today. The settlement resolves ...

  • Update on Shell`s Gannet Alpha platform oil leak

    Statement by the Secretary of State's representative, Hugh Shaw Speaking in Aberdeen today, Mr Hugh Shaw said: “As the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention I was notified on Friday evening of the Shell Gannet Alpha oil spill incident. “My role since then is to monitor and approve Shell’s response to the spill to ensure that it is ...

  • $50 Million U.S. Navy Environmental Compliance Support Contract Awarded to Tetra Tech Joint Venture

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded a $50-million, single–award, indefinite delivery contract to a joint venture of Tetra Tech and Michael Baker International, Inc. Under this 5-year contract, Tetra Tech will provide architectural and engineering services to meet environmental compliance requirements at U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • 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 ...

  • Crude oil tracking sensors for gulf oil spill

    Chelsea's range of hydrocarbon fluorimeters are being deployed in the Gulf of Mexico to monitor the extent of the oil spill. Originally designed for military use these reliable, robust, high sensitivity fluorimeters have a proven track record of detecting crude and refined oils in a wide range of environments. The UV AQUAtracka and the UviLux are just two of the submersible fluorimeters in ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Ltd

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Country-specific climate vulnerability data now online

    Data from a climate vulnerability monitor for 184 nations are now available via an interactive online portal, making them more accessible to researchers, academics and policymakers worldwide. The data are based on the Climate Vulnerability Monitor report, first released at the UN climate conference (COP 16) in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010, and updated in September 2012. The revised data are now ...


    By SciDev.Net

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