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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[…]

Caribbean Sub-regional Assessment of National Oil Spill Response Programs – Basseterre, St. Kitts (11-14 March 2019)

Dr. Taylor participated as an oil spill expert and specialist in national oil spill response (OSR) program assessments and contingency planning with personnel from the RAC-REMPEICT Centre. The 4-day event entailed presentations, tabletop exercises, and assessment of national OSR programs for 14 countries using the ARPEL RETOSTMv2 application. During the workshop, senior maritime representatives were Read more about Caribbean Sub-regional Assessment of National Oil Spill Response Programs – Basseterre, St. Kitts (11-14 March 2019)[…]

National Contingency Planning Workshop – Georgetown, Guyana (18-20 March 2019)

Dr. Elliott Taylor joined Mr. Matt Richards (USCG assigned to RAC-REMPEICT) to facilitate a NCP workshop for Guyana. 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 Readiness Evaluation Tool Read more about National Contingency Planning Workshop – Georgetown, Guyana (18-20 March 2019)[…]

REMPEC RETOS Workshop – Valletta, Malta (24-26 April 2019)

Dr. Elliott Taylor was contracted as the lead consultant to deliver a three-day 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). Eighteen (18) participants represented Read more about REMPEC RETOS Workshop – Valletta, Malta (24-26 April 2019)[…]