Over the course of four years, the Arctic Oil Spill Response JIP research programme will focus on expanding industry knowledge of, and capabilities in, Arctic oil spill response in six key areas: dispersants, environmental effects, trajectory modelling, remote sensing, mechanical recovery and in situ burning.

Field research will support the projects across these six areas should it be found that research cannot be effectively taken forward without testing in realistic conditions.


1. Dispersants

Fate of Dispersed Oil under Ice
Dispersant Testing under Realistic Conditions 

2. Environmental Effects

Environmental Impacts from Arctic Oil Spills and Oil Spill Response Technologies 

3. Trajectory Modelling

Oil Spill Trajectory Modelling in Ice 

4. Remote Sensing

Oil Spill Detection and Mapping in Low Visibility and Ice 

5. Mechanical Recovery

The Mechanical Recovery of Oil in Ice 

6. In Situ Burning

In Situ Burning of Oil in Ice – Affected Waters: State of Knowledge
In Situ Burning of Oil in Ice – Herders Fate, Effects, and Window-of-Opportunity

7. Field Research

Field Research Using Herders to Advance In Situ Burning