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The Resource Responding to oil spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine environment, Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment, Ocean Studies Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Marine Board, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council of the National Academies

Responding to oil spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine environment, Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment, Ocean Studies Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Marine Board, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Responding to oil spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine environment
Title
Responding to oil spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine environment
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment, Ocean Studies Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Marine Board, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"U.S. Arctic waters north of the Bering Strait and west of the Canadian border encompass a vast area that is usually ice covered for much of the year, but is increasingly experiencing longer periods and larger areas of open water due to climate change. Sparsely inhabited with a wide variety of ecosystems found nowhere else, this region is vulnerable to damage from human activities. As oil and gas, shipping, and tourism activities increase, the possibilities of an oil spill also increase. How can we best prepare to respond to such an event in this challenging environment? Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment reviews the current state of the science regarding oil spill response and environmental assessment in the Arctic region north of the Bering Strait, with emphasis on the potential impacts in U.S. waters. This report describes the unique ecosystems and environment of the Arctic and makes recommendations to provide an effective response effort in these challenging conditions. According to Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment, a full range of proven oil spill response technologies is needed in order to minimize the impacts on people and sensitive ecosystems. This report identifies key oil spill research priorities, critical data and monitoring needs, mitigation strategies, and important operational and logistical issues. The Arctic acts as an integrating, regulating, and mediating component of the physical, atmospheric and cryospheric systems that govern life on Earth. Not only does the Arctic serve as regulator of many of the Earth's large-scale systems and processes, but it is also an area where choices made have substantial impact on life and choices everywhere on planet Earth. This report's recommendations will assist environmentalists, industry, state and local policymakers, and anyone interested in the future of this special region to preserve and protect it from damaging oil spills"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
363.7382
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF27
LC item number
.N385 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oil spills
  • Oil spills
  • Oil spills
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Oil spills
  • Oil spills
  • Oil spills
  • Alaska
  • United States
Label
Responding to oil spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine environment, Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment, Ocean Studies Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Marine Board, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-180)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Environmental Conditions and Natural Resources in the U.S. Arctic
  • Arctic Oil Spill Response Research -- Operations, Logistics, and Coordination in an Arctic Oil Spill -- Strategies for Response and Mitigation
Control code
889302502
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309298872
Lccn
2014942825
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), charts, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889302502
Label
Responding to oil spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine environment, Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment, Ocean Studies Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, Marine Board, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-180)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Environmental Conditions and Natural Resources in the U.S. Arctic
  • Arctic Oil Spill Response Research -- Operations, Logistics, and Coordination in an Arctic Oil Spill -- Strategies for Response and Mitigation
Control code
889302502
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309298872
Lccn
2014942825
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), charts, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889302502

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