In an effort to improve SCAT data collection and decrease errors associated with those data Polaris is developing the Polaris Integrated SCAT Management Application (PRISM). This application is a suite of open-source and/or affordable software which allows for SCAT data to be collected in the field using mobile devices, uploaded to a data repository, and reviewed and Read more about Polaris Integrated SCAT Management Application (PRISM)[…]
POLARIS personnel are currently participating in the inception meeting for the development of Belize’s National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP). POLARIS is meeting with stakeholders and agencies in Belize from Sept.5th – 8th and will be working closely with them to develop Belize’s new NOSCP in the coming months.
Polaris personnel were recently brought in to provide scientific technical support and review for a vessel grounding in New Caledonia.
Polaris is providing support to Owens Coastal Consultants for continued riverbank surveys related to an oil spill last year in Canada. Polaris personnel have participated as SCAT team leads and as SCAT Data processing support.
POLARIS supported BNSF in their table top exercise and on water boom deployment at Lake Almanor in Northern California, June 27th and 28th. POLARIS personnel filled the Planning Section Chief and Situation Unit Leader roles along with providing general Environmental Unit support.
The presentation of the Oil Spill Response Planning and Readiness Assessment Manual and its assessment tool (RETOS) was part of the program of the International Oil Spill Conference 2017 held May 15-18 in Long Beach, California. https://arpel.org/article/presentacion-de-retos-en-la-international-oil-spill-conference-2017/