Research

Oil spill detection under ice and on seafloor

Project Number
1155
Program
Progress Date
10/18/2022
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
James McCourt
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$1,226,200.00
Estimated Completion Date
09/26/2024
Description

Although remote sensing technologies have been advanced for airborne and spaceborne sensors, it is still challenging to detect oil under/encapsulated in ice as well as on seafloor.

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Investigate and advance the current underwater technology to detect and measure thickness of oil under ice, encapsulated in ice and/or on the seafloor
  • Conduct testing at Ohmsett or CRREL to characterize the sensitivity of remote sensors for detecting and characterizing oil under ice, encapsulated in ice, and/or oil on the tank floor.
Latest progress update

A kick-off meeting was held on 10/17/2022.

Status
In Progress
Peer Review Status
N/A