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)[…]
IOSC – 2017 Polaris scientists and emergency management experts will be at the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC-2017). Polaris will be presenting multiple scientific and technical papers as well as exchanging ideas and lessons learned from our projects around the world. Come and visit us on booth# 1208.
POLARIS recently restored a coral reef damaged by a ship grounding in the Cayman Islands.
POLARIS delivered a 3-day course on Shorelines and Oil Spill response to personnel from First Nations groups along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The course, sponsored by WCMRC, included two field sessions and use of the POLARIS field collection application and PRISM database.
Elliott Taylor and Ed Owens completed a two-week review and assessment of the national oil spill response program in Mozambique. The in-country assessment entailed meetings with INAMAR as the lead agency for spill response as well as supporting government ministries and departments. Site visits were made to four key ports: Maputo/Matola, Beira, Nacala, and Pemba. Read more about National oil spill preparedness study for Mozambique, Nov. 20 – Dec. 2, 2016[…]
Dr. Taylor provided technical support and exercise facilitation to Exxon Neftegas Ltd. (ENL) as part of the annual training and exercise program. Training and exercises in 2016 were conducted for scenarios onshore and offshore the DeKastri Export Terminal (Oct. 2016) and the Chayvo-Berkut area (Nov. 2016).