Research Projects

The project at a Glance

Controlled in situ burning (ISB) of oil slicks is a response technology that has been researched and employed at a variety of oil spills since the late 1950s, including limited use during the Exxon Valdez accident and extensive use during the Deepwater Horizon incident... more

Key Goals of the Project

The objective of this project is to advance the knowledge of herder fate, effects and performance in support of the overall goal of enhancing the operational utility of ISB in open and ice-affected waters... more

Scope of Work

The contractor for this project is SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd.  Scientists from Aarhus University, the Danish Center for Environment and Energy (DCE), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and the US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Environmental Laboratory (CRREL) have been engaged to conduct some of the experimental research... more

Key Components of the Project

Conduct small-and mid-scale experimental research on the effects of oil properties, oil weathering processes, waves and slush ice on herder effectiveness and slick ignitability... more

Videos: Herders in Action

The Technical Work Group (TWG) overseeing this project has defined several methods of reporting results of this project externally... more