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OSRR-1022-Estimating an Oil Spill Response Gap for the U.S. Arctic Ocean

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Nuka Research & Planning Group, LLC/Endyna, Inc.
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Tim Robertson
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Nuka conducted an oil spill response gap analysis for three areas in the U.S. Arctic Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. This analysis quantified the frequency that oil spill response may not be feasible due to weather or environmental conditions. Conditions including wind, sea state, temperature, ice coverage, and visibility were considered in the analysis. Response options included mechanical recovery, in situ burn, and use of dispersants. Limits of air reconnaissance were also considered due to its importance in oil tracking.

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The final report has been peer reviewed and edited to address reviewer comments.