Research

Advancing the BOWHEAD Vessel Ice Management System

Project Number
1150
Program
Progress Date
07/20/2022
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Dr. Gregory Johnson
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$279,451.00
Estimated Completion Date
07/26/2023
Description

This project will advance the BOWHEAD Vessel Ice Management System, developed under BSEE project 1102 to provide an ice-free zone for oil recovery in drift ice conditions. The contractor will retrofit the BOWHEAD prototype based on recommended enhancements identified during January 2021 testing at Ohmsett. The retrofitted BOWHEAD will be tested at Ohmsett in 2023 to quantify its ability to improve recovery of oil in drift ice conditions over tactics that are currently specified in Alaska oil spill removal organizations' tactics manuals.

Latest progress update

The contract was awarded on June 24, 2022.

Status
In Progress
Peer Review Status
N/A