Scientific support for vessel aground in Mauritius

Polaris Applied Sciences, Inc. under contract with salvors (SMIT Salvage) is providing technical support in coral reef damage assessment and mitigation in response to the grounding of the M/V Wakashio in Mauritius and oil spill observation reporting. The grounding took place on 27 July 2020 and Polaris has assisted on-scene and remotely since 6 August.  Daily reports include Read more about Scientific support for vessel aground in Mauritius[…]

Reef restoration and emergency response instruments for the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) region

Polaris is working with the Mesoamerican Reef Fund to develop effective instruments to enable reef restoration and emergency response actions in case of damages to reefs in the MAR region.  These instruments will include a regional protocol for reef assessment and restoration, a draft proposal to designate the MAR as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area, Read more about Reef restoration and emergency response instruments for the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) region[…]

Transport Canada RETOS Workshop – Victoria, BC (Feb 2020)

Dr. Elliott Taylor was contracted to lead a two-day workshop on the use of RETOSTM (Readiness Evaluation Tool for oil Spills) for the assessment of national to local oil spill response programs in Canada.  Participants from federal government agencies received instruction on the background and use of the RETOS Manual, Excel Tool, and the 2008 Read more about Transport Canada RETOS Workshop – Victoria, BC (Feb 2020)[…]

Online Introduction to Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Course

As a result of the current environment and difficulty in teaching classes to large gatherings of people, Polaris is trying a new method for teaching SCAT classes.  We have developed a new online Introduction to SCAT course at Udemy.  This is a 2 hour course broken into a few modules that provides an introduction or Read more about Online Introduction to Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Course[…]