Full Schedule

11:15 AM- 12:45 PM Eastern Time

PS1-01: Advances in Planning

  • Oil Spill Modeling to Develop Response Plans for Guyana
  • How Industry Collaboration can manage an effective Source Control Emergency Response
  • Improving Response Planning By Using Numerical Models to Test Geographic Response Plans
  • The SONS Money Tale: From Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon to?

PS1-03: Outreach and Communications: International

  • Fifty Years of the International Oil Spill Conference
  • Using Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Transfer to Build Marine Oil Spill Preparedness Capacity and Foster Resilience among Indigenous Communities
  • Volunteers as an Integrated Part of the Oil Spill Response Capacity in Finland
  • Impact of Media on the Spill Response Effectiveness

PS1-05: Research Outcomes informing Planning, Preparedness, Response, and Restoration: Dispersants

  • The Use of Dispersants in Marine Oil Spill Response
  • Quantified Exposures from Potential Deepwater Releases for Comparative Risk Assessment of Oil Spill Response Options Including Dispersant Use
  • Response Options for an Offshore Deepwater Blow-Out, A Generic Evaluation of Individual and Combined Response Strategies
  • Contradictory Conclusions Surrounding the Effects of Chemical Dispersants on Oil Biodegradation

PS3-05: A Decade of Industry Developments: Programs and Good Practice

  • Improving Situational Awareness using a Comprehensive Surveillance Strategy
  • 10 Years of Advances in Oil Spill Preparedness and Response: A Summary of Key International Industry Programs
  • The Evolution and Implementation of Tiered Preparedness & Response
  • Integration of a Shoreline Response Program (SRP) and SCAT

1:45 PM- 3:15 PM Eastern Time

PS2-01: Advances in Training and Exercise

  • Building an Elite Force of Spill Responders in a World with Few Spill Response Opportunities
  • Large Scale Exercise in Norway – Exercise Frohavet 2019
  • Tools for Oil Spill Response Waste Management and Logistic Support - A Field Exercise Testing the RFID Technology and QR Codes
  • Overview of Surveillance Tools in Oil Spill Response – Responders’ View Based on Case Studies

PS2-02: New Developments in Prevention and Response Technologies and Practice: ISB Science

  • Characterization of Emissions and Residue from Measures to Improve Efficiency of In Situ Oil Burns
  • Improved In Situ Burn Efficiencies: An Overview of New Techniques and Technologies That Result in Cleaner Burns
  • Characterization, Fate and Impact of ISB Products from Different Types of Crude Oils: Literature Review and Experimental Study for ISB Predictive Modeling and SIMA process
  • In Situ Burn Testing of Weathered and Emulsified Crude Oils

PS2-03: NRDA

  • Is There a New Normal for Natural Resource Damage Settlements Since the Deepwater Horizon Settlement?
  • The Oil Spill Science Triad: Coexistence and Optimization of Models, Laboratory Tests, and Empirical Field Observations and Data for Natural Resource Damage Assessments
  • Outdoor Recreation Damages from Oil Spills: Why Current Assessments are Typically Wrong and What can be Done to Fix Them
  • Habitat and Resource Equivalency Analysis: 30 Years of Lessons Learned and a Look to the Future

PS2-05: GoMRI - Physical Oceanography and Response

  • Basin-scale and Subsurface Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico
  • From the Deep Ocean to the Coasts and Estuaries through the Shelf: Linking Coastal Response to a Deep Blow-Out
  • Small Scale Physical and Bio-Chemical Processes Affecting the Transport of Oil after a Spill

3:45 PM- 5:15 PM Eastern Time

PS3-03: Inland Innovations in Planning and Response

  • Development of the Inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) Calculator
  • Oil Spill Modeling for the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Program with Response for Planning, Preparedness, and Environmental Purposes
  • Using Oil Spill Modeling in Oil Spill Exercises and Drills
  • Development of a Remotely Operated Subsea Containment Boom Anchor

PS3-04: Oil Spill Science: Plume Dispersion

  • Review of the Science behind Oil Spill Fate Models: Are Updates Needed?
  • Oil/Gas Jets in Water Crossflow: The Impact of the Droplet Size
  • Impact of the Hydrophobicity of the Particles on the Formation and Behavior of Oil Particle Aggregates (OPA)
  • Potential Role of Marine Snow in the Fate of Spilled Oil in Cook Inlet, Alaska

PS3-06: Advances in Environmental Recovery

  • Guidelines for In-situ Burning of Marshes Based on Two Decades of Responses in Louisiana
  • Ecosystem Recovery at Hypersaline Salt Marsh Remediation Projects Impacted by the Gulf War Oil Spill
  • Phase 1 of 1000-ha Cleanup of Oiled Mangroves, Bodo, Eastern Niger Delta, Nigeria

PS9-03: Prevention

  • Cybersecurity in Oil Storage and Transportation
  • The Marine Salvage Industry: Proven in Preventing Oil Spills
  • Following Through: How Industry is Continually Improving the Safety of Offshore Development Post-Horizon
  • Lessons Learned and Corrective Actions from BSEE Source Control GIUEs

11:15 AM- 12:45 PM Eastern Time

PS4-04: Research Outcomes Informing Planning, Preparedness, Response, and Restoration: Applied International

  • Oil Spill Response Planning in Cold and Warm Water Environments
  • Geographic Response Strategies on Canada’s West Coast
  • An Analysis of the Fate and Trajectory Simulation of Bonny Light Crude From The Dangote Single Point Mooring(SPM) Terminal Off the South Atlantic Ocean, Lagos Nigeria
  • Oil Spill Fate and Trajectory Simulation for Sierra Leone’s Offshore Exploration Basin, Using the Savanah-1X Well as Focal Point

PS4-05: A Decade of Industry Developments: Subsea Source Control

  • Optimising Subsea Well Source Control Timeframes
  • Blowout Well Response: TOTAL Large Scale Exercise Drill in the Gulf of Guinea
  • A Case Study in Planning and Executing a Source-Control Exercise Using a Multi-Disciplinary Approach and a Visual Simulator

PS9-01: International Regulatory Frameworks

  • Kazakhstan experience in adopting NEBA within its legal framework
  • Kenya’s National Framework to Enhance the Response Capability to Oil Spills
  • Benchmark and Legal Framework Study on Oil Spill Prompt Response and Contingency Resources for Oil & Gas Offshore Infrastructures: A Global Cooperation
  • Supervision of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production and the Independence of Regulators as a Response to Major Accidents

PS9-02: New Developments in Prevention and Response Technologies and Practices: Wrecks

  • Update to U.S. National Response Team's Abandoned Vessels Authorities and Best Practices Guidance
  • Full Integration of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for Assessing and Removing Submerged Oil: Considerations for Project Managers and Federal On-scene Coordinators
  • Motor-Tanker Coimbra – The Million Gallon Gamble
  • Polluting Shipwrecks in Swedish Waters: Investigations, Methodology and Oil Removal Operations

1:45 PM- 3:15 PM Eastern Time

PS5-01: Case Studies and Lessons Learned: General

  • Integration of Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Oil on Water Exercises, Testing and Training in an Improved Industry Oil Spill Contingency Framework
  • Salvage Companies as OSROs: Benefits and Limitations
  • Tropical Oil Pollution Investigations in Coastal Systems [TROPICS]: A 32-year Review of Response and Recovery
  • Ship-Source Spills – It’s More Than Just Oil

PS5-02: Community Responder Health and Safety

  • Oil Spill Preparedness and Response: Building the Capacity to Protect Public Welfare and Support Community Resilience
  • Providing a Local Voice for Setting Priorities in Alaska for Human Health, and Social and Economic Disruptions from Spills
  • Analysis of Psychosocial Hazards Encountered by Responders during an Event or Response that Applies the Incident Command System
  • Responder Safety - Evolving Safety Systems, Processes, and Behaviours in an International Oil Spill Response Cooperative

PS5-04: Oil Spill Science: Biodegredation

  • Characterization of the Microbial Community Structure and Function during the Natural Attenuation of Oil in Marine Environments Using in Situ Microcosms
  • Understanding the Fates and Chemical Compositions of Weathered Oil in Coastal Marshes since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • A Comparison between Chemical and Natural Dispersion of a North Sea Oil-spill
  • Effect of Long Term Natural Weathering on Oil Composition: Study of the 40-Years-Old Amoco Cadiz and 20-Years-Old Erika Oils Spills

PS5-05: GoMRI - Refinement of Fates with Linkages to Effects

  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Advances in Oil Spill Analysis
  • Synthesis of Photochemical Transformations of Oil in the Sea
  • Crude Oil and Particulate Fluxes Including Marine Oil Snow Sedimentation and Flocculant Accumulation: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Study
  • Genomics Tools and Microbiota: Applications to Response in Coastal Ecosystems

11:15 AM- 12:45 PM Eastern Time

PS6-02: Making Science Operational

  • The Multi-Partner Research Initiative: A Scientific Research Network to Support Decision Making in Oil Spill Response
  • Subsea Mechanical Dispersion (SSMD) a Possible New Option for the Oil Spill Response Toolbox?
  • Emergency Oil Spill Response: Data Collection Automation, and Dissemination
  • Recent Development on Herder Commercialization

PS6-04: Oil Spill Science: Toxicity

  • The Development of New Toxicity Testing and Approval Processes for Oil Spill Treatment Products in the UK
  • Fractionation, Chemical Analysis, and In Vitro Testing Identify Bioactive Components in MC252 Crude Oil
  • Gene Expression Analysis of Five Atlantic Coral Species Following Sublethal Exposure to Multiple Petroleum Hydrocarbons
  • The Biodegradation of Dispersed Oil Does Not Induce Toxicity

PS7-05: A Decade of Industry Developments: Regional Government/ Individual Programs

  • Founding Principles for Cooperation & Success for Oil Spill Preparedness & Response
  • Guidelines on the Implementation of the OPRC Convention and OPRC-HNS Protocol
  • Domestication of International Regulation as a Fundamental Step to Developing Preparedness and Response
  • Measuring Progress in Oil Spill Preparedness

PS8-01: Case Studies and Lessons Learned: Wildlife

  • Towards a Global Oiled Wildlife Response System: A Proposal for Tier 3 Readiness and Response Services
  • The Bow Jubail Oiled Wildlife Incident: Success Factors of an International Tiered Response on the Basis of Standards of Good Practice
  • Modelling the Dynamics of a Facility for Understanding Critical Resource Use in Oiled Seabird Rehabilitation
  • Incorporating Wildlife Effectively into Oil Spill Exercises – An Australian Story

1:45 PM- 3:15 PM Eastern Time

PS1-04: Spill Surveillance, Visualization, & Monitoring: Remote Sensing 2

  • Oil Spill Thickness Determination from L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Multispectral UAS System for Detecting, Characterizing, and Mapping Oil Spills on Near Shore Environments
  • From Oil Thickness to Oil Flux: Perspectives on LiDAR Remote Sensing Technology for Oil Detection
  • SpiDeR –Spill Detection and Recognition system for ROV operations

PS6-03: Non-NCP Response

  • Hurricane Irma - Navy’s Displaced Vessel and Oil Spill Response
  • Scientific Support for a Natural Gas Pipeline Release During Hurricane Harvey Flooding in the Neches River Beaumont, Texas

PS7-01: Contingency Planning and Preparedness Pt. 1

  • Evolution of Contingency Planning in California – a Federal and State Coordinated Effort
  • Current and Proposed Efforts to Resolve HSPD-5 and NCP Authorities (NIC and PFO)
  • ESA Section 7: Pre-spill Planning Updates and Emergency Consultations
  • • Meaningful Engagement: Improving and Expanding Tribal Engagement in Federal Emergency Response in the Pacific Northwest

PS7-04: Research Outcomes informing Planning, Preparedness, Response, and Restoration: Fate and Impacts

  • A Response Decision Tool based on the Geographic Variability in Attenuation and Weathering of Oil Stranded in Canadian Marine Coastal Environments
  • Snare Performance for Sunken and Submerged Oil Detection and Monitoring
  • A Tool for Comparing Relative Risks to Ecological Components Associated with Different Oil Spill Response Options

3:45 PM- 5:15 PM Eastern Time

PS8-02: Contingency Planning and Preparedness Pt. 2

  • California’s Response to USCG Nationwide Standardization of Area Contingency Plans
  • Developing a Regulatory Framework for Certifying Spill Management Teams in California: A Balancing Act
  • Planning and Responding to a Petrochemical Disaster in the North American Inland Seas

PS8-04: Outreach and Communication: North America

  • Communicating Internally and Externally During a Response: Life’s lessons over 32 years….
  • Advancing Oil Spill and Dispersant Planning: Improved Regional Collaborations with Academia
  • Pollution From Commercial Vessels Machinery Space Bilges
  • California's Stakeholder Matrix: A Liaison Tool for the first 96 hours of Response

PS8-05: Unconventional Products

  • The Freshwater Oil Spill Remediation Study (FOReSt): 2018 Pilot Study at the Experimental Lakes Area, Canada
  • Response Guide: Understanding Underwater Electric Transmission Line Dielectric Oil Leaks
  • Integrating Physical, Chemical and Biological Data to Understand Fate, Behaviour and Effects of Diluted Bitumen in Coastal Waters
  • Preparing for Transport of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Through the Panamá Canal

PS6-01: Case Studies and Lessons Learned: North America

  • NSF Response Case Study: Hazardous Materials Release at Intercontinental Terminal Company, Deer Park, Texas
  • Response Strategies for High VOCs
  • Case Study of a Fuel Oil Spill into a Mountain Stream Successfully Remediated by Mechanical Mixing
  • EVOS and the Prince William Sound Long Term Environmental Monitoring Program

11:15 AM- 12:45 PM Eastern Time

PS3-02: Case Studies and Lessons Learned: International

  • Chevron Thailand’s use of ICS (Incident Command System) in Assisting with the 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue Operation
  • Niger Delta Remediation – Complex Balancing among the Local Community, Government Agencies, NGOs, Cleanup Contractors, and the Petroleum Industry; An Example from Bodo Ogoniland, Nigeria
  • Tier 3 Responders Deploying Tier 1 Equipment, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Lightning Storms
  • Oil Spill Trajectory Prediction Assessment Using Multi Model Ocean Currents - Case Study of MT Dawn Oil spill 2017

PS4-02: Oil Spill Science: Modeling

  • Oil Spill Modeling Lessons Learned over Four Decades of Catastrophic Spills
  • Oil Droplets Dispersion Under a Deep-Water Plunging Breaker: Experimental Measurements and Numerical Modeling
  • Forecasting System for Predicting the Dynamics of Oil Spill in a Tide-Dominated Estuary
  • Recent NOAA Response Modeling: Highlights, Challenges, and Developments

PS7-02: New Developments in Prevention and Response Technologies and Practices: ISB Response/Burning

  • Field Test of Herder and Controlled Burning of Spilled Oil in Kazakhstan
  • Field Experiments to Operationalize in Situ Burning as a Response Method in Norwegian Waters
  • An Overview of Wellhead Burning: Fundamental Science to Burn Performance Prediction
  • Experimental Approach for Measuring Burn Efficiency of a Reduced-Scale Wellhead Fire

PS8-03: New Developments in Prevention and Response Technologies and Practices: Dispersants

  • Controlling and Documenting Dispersant Effectiveness During Subsea Dispersant Injection (SSDI) - A Novel System for Dispersant Dosage and In-Situ Monitoring of Oil Droplet and Gas Bubble Sizes
  • Characterizing Dispersant Effectiveness at Varying Salinities
  • SMART Protocol Using Polarized Infrared Cameras

1:45 PM- 3:15 PM Eastern Time

PS4-01: Inland Response Tactics

  • A New Field Guide for Freshwater Shoreline Oil Spill Response
  • Geographic Response Plan Development – An Innovative Approach
  • Swift Water Oil Spill Response Techniques
  • Geographic Response Plans: Preparing for Inland Oil Spills in California Waterways

PS6-05: Systematic Approach to Preparedness

  • What Difference Does a Letter Make? - Exploring Incident Management System with Respect to the Incident Command System
  • Identifying Local Oil Spill Risk Factors: A Novel Application of the International Maritime Organization Formal Safety Assessment Process in Washington State
  • Evolution of Federal Oil Pollution Research Planning

PS9-04: A Decade of Industry Developments: Moving the Dial via Innovation

  • Moving the Dial Through Collaboration – The Global Response Network
  • “Bridging Research to Response” – How the Spill Response Community Benefits from Academic Engagement
  • Examination of Current and Future BSEE Oil Spill Response Research Efforts
  • Creating a Legacy of Oiled Wildlife Response Preparedness Through the Post-Macondo Oil Spill Response - Joint Industry Project

PS9-05: GoMRI - Ecology and Human Health

  • Into the Benthos and Back: What have Infauna Taught Us
  • Marine Mammals and Respiration: Evidence of Poor Pulmonary Health in Bottlenose Dolphins Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

11:15 AM- 12:45 PM Eastern Time

PS2-04: Transboundary Planning and Response

  • United States and Canada Transboundary Oil Spill Compensation and Liability Regimes: An Overview
  • Response Coordination Between Five Wider Caribbean States Following a Possible 6 Million Gallon Oil Spill
  • Challenges Facing Myanmar in Developing a National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution
  • BONN Agreement – More Than 50 Years of Spill Response Cooperation

PS3-01: Arctic and Cold Weather Planning Preparedness and Response

  • Successful Rescue and Oil-offloading from a Grounded Ship at 80 degrees North in Mid Winter
  • ERA Acute– Extending an Environmental Risk Assessment Model to the Marginal Ice Zone
  • State-of-the Science of Dispersants and Dispersed Oil in Arctic Waters

PS5-03: New Developments in Prevention and Response Technologies and Practices: Subsea

  • Advances in Underwater Oil Plume Detection Capabilities
  • Advanced Well Control Reduces Risk of a Blowout
  • Development of the Global Equipment Inventory and Network for Subsea Well Response

PS7-03: Other Topics in Response

  • The Level of Oil Spill Risk in Northwest Pacific and Regional Cooperation Activities of NOWPAP MERRAC on Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response
  • Advocating for Scientifically Sound Spill Response Decision Making in a Social Media-Driven World
  • Evolving NOAA SCAT Data Management Standard
  • Incident Command Futurism

1:45 PM- 3:15 PM Eastern Time

PS1-02: Best Practices in Support Functions

  • Best Practices for the Finance Section function within the Incident Command System
  • Resources at Risk: Making the Most of the ICS 232 Form
  • Beyond Data Validation - Advanced Strategies for Assessing Data Quality for Oil Spill Investigations
  • Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into Alaskan Oil Spill Response – Applied Case Studies and Operational Protocols

PS4-03: Spill Surveillance, Visualization, & Monitoring: Remote Sensing 1

  • Incorporating Automatic Satellite Detection of Oil Spills with Numerical Fate and Trajectory Modelling
  • Oil Slicks Discrimination and Characterization: a Multisource Image Processing System to Integrate SAR & PolSAR Data during Emergency Responses
  • SeaCOP - One System for Oil Spill Monitoring, Detection and Emergency Response
  • Monitoring Sea Surface Oil Slicks; A Combined Approach Using Advances in Satellite Radar, AIS and Metocean Information

PS7-06: Operational Approach to Preparedness

  • Risk-Based Approach to Sustainable Management of Spill Response Equipment
  • EnviRisk – Automated Environmental Risk Assessment for Ship Traffic in Norwegian Waters
  • Post-Deepwater Horizon Dispersant Use Planning in Hawai'i with a Focus on Science-based Stakeholder Participation and Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation


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