June 27, 2013

Scientific Support of Oil Spill Response

Torm_MaryScientific Support of Oil Spill Response

Our scientists have been at the forefront of oil spill research on the fate of stranded oil and shoreline treatment methods for over 20 years. POLARIS scientists have provided leadership for shoreline response operations encompassing shoreline assessment (SCAT), cleanup, inspections, and damage assessment on numerous spills including recent activities to support the Deepwater Horizon response. Our scientists have been conducting field and laboratory research on natural and enhanced fate and weathering of oil, response countermeasures, and shoreline cleanup.