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[…]
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 sits down with Daniel J Smiley on his podcast The Tactics Meeting and provides a glimpse into some of the challenges and considerations within the Environmental Unit. The conversation touches on EU staffing, net environmental benefit, alternative response strategies, trajectory forecasting, and much more. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Podbean.
Greg Challenger speaks about Natural Resource Damage Assessment in oil spills with Daniel J Smiley in his podcast The Tactics Meeting. The Tactics Meeting is a weekly podcast of emergency response tools and tactics. This podcast is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and PodBean.
Polaris Applied Sciences, Inc. under contract with salvors (SMIT Salvage) is providing technical support in coral reef damage assessment and mitigation in response to the grounding of the M/V Wakashio in Mauritius and oil spill observation reporting. The grounding took place on 25 July 2020 and Polaris has assisted on-scene and remotely since 6 August. Read more about Scientific support for vessel aground in Mauritius[…]
Polaris is working with the Mesoamerican Reef Fund to develop effective instruments to enable reef restoration and emergency response actions in case of damages to reefs in the MAR region. These instruments will include a regional protocol for reef assessment and restoration, a draft proposal to designate the MAR as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area, Read more about Reef restoration and emergency response instruments for the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) region[…]
The new guide was prepared jointly by Polaris Applied Sciences and Petronia Consulting under auspices of the Norwegian Coastal Administration. The guide was issued in June 2020 and is available from your IMO bookstore outlet. See: http://www.imo.org/