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)[…]
Elliott Taylor co-chaired the session on “Non-Floating Oil: Response Tools for Assessment, Tracking, Containment and Recovery” during the 2-day conference held in St. Louis, Missouri. He and Travis Scott also co-authored the presentation entitled “River SCAT – Recent Lessons Learned” presented by Dr. Ed Owens of OCC. Colin McWilliams presented “Industry Contingency Planning on High Read more about Clean Waterways (4-5 April 2018)[…]
Dr. Elliott Taylor and José Ríos delivered a two-day course for the Ditidaht First Nation at their community on the shores of Lake Nitinat, BC. The course focused on the basics of oil spill behavior and operational response, both in the nearshore and along the shoreline. Discussions centered on the potential roles as first responders Read more about Coastal Spill Response Training for Ditidaht (19 – 20 April 2018)[…]
Greg Challenger and Elliott Taylor provided a half-day overview training session for FPL personnel leading up to their 2018 spill exercise in Juno Beach, Florida. During the exercise, Dr. Taylor provided support to the SCAT Group, Environmental Unit, and Planning Section
Dr. Taylor, Mr. Challenger, and Mr Graham attended and presented papers at the 2018 Interspill Conference in London. Presentations encompassed “Challenges in the Implementation of the OPRC Convention” (Taylor), “Environmental Considerations in Wreck Removal” (Challenger), and “Polaris Integrated SCAT Management Application (PRISM)” Graham. http://www.interspillevent.com/Conference/
Dr. Elliott Taylor and Dr. Stephan Gmur led a 3-day SCAT course in Victoria BC for staff primarily of the BC Ministry of Environment and also including Canadian Coast Guard. The course encompassed classroom and field training under very favorable weather conditions.