Research Projects

The project at a Glance

Arctic conditions present numerous challenges for the tracking of and effective response to oil spills... more

Key Goals of the Project

The overall objective of this project is to develop a numerical model capable of predicting the fate of a dispersed oil plume that develops under ice... more

Scope of Work

Scope of work will include a literature review, selection of an appropriate existing plume model, definition of potential ice types dispersed oil might encounter under ice, and a final report... more

Key Components of the Project

Accurate models for slick dispersal into plumes already exist with the main information gap needed to run these models being under-ice turbulence data... more

Key Deliverables

The JIP has two key goals for the final model... more