The Tactics Meeting – A tour of the Environment Unit Podcast with Elliott Taylor

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.

Scientific support for vessel aground in Mauritius

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[…]

Reef restoration and emergency response instruments for the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) region

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[…]