In Situ Burning of Oil in Ice – Herders Fate, Effects, and Window-of-Opportunity

Key Components

  • Research Summary
  • Conduct experimental research on environmental effects of using herders for in situ burning
    • Toxicity (Acute and Chronic)
    • Biodegradation
    • Bioaccumulation
    • Smoke plume analysis
  • 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
  • Perform laboratory-scale experiments on the impacts of the herder monolayer on the feathers of diving seabirds