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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[…]

Polaris Integrated SCAT Management Application (PRISM)

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)[…]

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)[…]

Natural Resource Damages from Oil Spills in the United States

Polaris scientists were involved in a study of settlement trends in Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) in the United States since the inception of the Oil Pollution Act in 1990 through settlements as recent as 2019. The settlement database of mostly shipping pollution incidents was evaluated for regional trends and aspects of the spill that Read more about Natural Resource Damages from Oil Spills in the United States[…]