New Video: Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic

Watch a new video from the National Research Council about responding to oil spills in the U.S. Arctic marine environment. The risk of a serious oil spill in the arctic is escalating due to potential increases in shipping traffic and oil and gas activities. To provide an effective response effort in challenging Arctic conditions--and minimize impacts on people and sensitive ecosystems--a full range of oil spill response technologies is needed.

The video stems from a report that assesses the current state of science and engineering regarding oil spill response in Arctic waters and identifies key oil spill research priorities, critical data and monitoring needs, mitigation strategies, and important operational and logistical issues.

Download the free report.