How to report a spill in Alaska
- Report a spill in Alaska – Link to ADEC website on spill reporting
Oil Spill Prevention and Response
- Alaska Department of Ecological Conservation SPAR – The site of the DEC Spill Prevention and Response Division.
- Alaska Regional Response Team – This group provides advice to Federal On-Scene Coordinators
- Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) – Site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s OR&R which focuses on stewardship of the marine environment and emergency response.
- Pacific States – British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force – Site of a task force designed to increase cooperation between oil spill response organizations in the North Pacific.
- Alaska Clean Seas – Oil spill removal organization operating on the North Slope.
- Alaska Chadux – Oil spill removal organization operating throughout Alaska.
- Alyeska SERVS – Oil spill removal organization for the southern terminus of the trans Alaska pipeline
- CISPRI – Oil spill removal organization operating in Cook Inlet
- Seapro – Oil spill removal organization operating in Southeast Alaska
- Cook Inlet Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (CIRCAC) – Site of the citizen oversight board that promotes environmentally safe operation of oil production in Cook Inlet
- Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) – Site of the citizen oversight board that promotes environmentally safe operation of the trans-Alaska pipeline terminal and tanker traffic within PWS.
- Marine Exchange of Alaska– Oil spill contact numbers and links to response organizations.
- ICCOPR – The Interagency Coordinating Committee for Oil Pollution Research. This is a group of various federal agencies that conduct oil spill related research.
- Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (OSRR) – The BSEE oil spill response technology research website.
- Oil in Ice JIP – This leads to the reports associated with the Oil in Ice Joint Industry Program completed in 2010.
- Arctic JIP – The current joint industry programs related to Arctic technology research.
- Arctic Oil Spill Response Research and Development Program – The official MMS report on Arctic spill research and development.
- Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative – Funds research related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
- ITOPF – The leading not-for-profit marine ship pollution response advisors.
- RSC Expert Panel – The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released into the Aqueous Environments 2015. This report covers most aspects of oil spills and is a good resources for learning the fundamentals of spill science.
- International Oil Spill Conference – International conference held in the United States every three years.
- Clean Pacific – Examines issues and best practices related to oil spills in the eastern Pacific.
- AMOP – Conference held in Canada regarding oil spills in the Arctic.
- Clean Gulf – Addresses oil spill related issues in the Gulf of Mexico
- Cedre – firstname.lastname@example.org Provides regular information regarding spills and training in Europe
- International Spill Control Organization – Has a newsletter with regular reports of spill related activities around the globe. It also carries series of articles that describe areas of spill response in detail.
Observation and Monitoring
- Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) – Visit this site for more information on the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s COOPS program.
- Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) – Real time weather forecast and web cams around Prince William Sound
- Alaska State Geo-Spatial Data Clearinghouse (ASGDC) – An electronic pathway to access a wide variety of information in the form of maps, images, and descriptions about Alaska geo-spatial data.
- Understanding Black Tides – An educational tool designed to help people understand more about oil spills, their sources and impacts, and the techniques used to respond to them.
- The Alaska Oil Spill Curriculum – A curriculum that provides “hands-on” activities for all grade levels to increase awareness of what surrounds us and to teach decision making skills to students. It concentrates on the positive steps that everyone has made and can make to help prevent future spills, and to reduce the need for oil by energy conservation and recycling.
- Prince William’s Oily Mess: A Tale of Recovery – Learn about the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the recovery process in Prince William Sound.
- Oil Spills: A Guided Tour – Access NOAA’s education tools including oil spill related topics.
- Mearns Rock Time Series – View a photo gallery of “Mearns Rock,” a large boulder located in the intertidal zone at Snug Harbor on Knight Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska. The boulder was oiled during the Exxon Valdez spill in March, 1989.
- Oil Spills: Prevention, Preparedness and Response – Take an online class through the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka about oil spill prevention and response. The course is taught by Washington Sea Grant Education Specialist, Eric Olsson and focuses on the environmental and economic impacts of spilled oil.
- ITOPF film series – An excellent series of films describing many aspects of oil spill response.
- Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC) – Information on the research program of the EVOSTC in the Northern Gulf of Alaska, including Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet.
- Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – The Alaska environmental studies program page.
- Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) – Visit the website of the PWSSC for more information on research conducted through the center in Prince William Sound and the Copper River Delta.
- Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program – Learn more about industry sponsored environmental research in the Chukchi lease area.