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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)[…]

Clean Gulf 2021

POLARIS Applied Sciences attended the 30th Clean Gulf Conference in San Antonio, Texas from 16 through 17 November. Dr. Taylor chaired the session on Shoreline/All-Hazards Response within Track 2: Response and Restoration on Day 3, and presented work done in the development of a Shoreline Response Decision Tool and Job Aid. https://www.cleangulf.org/

National Contingency Planning Workshop – Anguilla and Sint Maarten / Virtual (19 -21 October 2021)

Dr. Elliott Taylor joined Mr. Lukas Rodriguez (USCG assigned to RAC-REMPEICT) to facilitate a NCP workshop for Anguilla and St. Maarten. The objective of the three-day workshop was to provide training on oil spill preparedness and contingency planning, as well as developing hands-on working knowledge of the use, and advantages of the ARPEL Manual and Read more about National Contingency Planning Workshop – Anguilla and Sint Maarten / Virtual (19 -21 October 2021)[…]

REMPEC RETOSTM Workshop / Virtual (September – October 2021)

Dr. Elliott Taylor was contracted as the lead consultant to deliver a two-day plenary workshop on the use of RETOSTM for the assessment of national oil spill response programs. The Sub-regional Workshop on the use of RETOSTM was organized by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC). Participants represented national Read more about REMPEC RETOSTM Workshop / Virtual (September – October 2021)[…]