Field Research Using Herders to Advance In Situ Burning

Key Components

  • Obtain required permits and approvals.
  • Construct a large, above-ground fully-lined test basin (8,400 square meters)
  • Conduct testing of manned and remote-controlled helicopters to apply herding agents around oil slicks, then ignite the slicks in simulated drift ice.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of remote-controlled helicopter technology to apply herders and igniters.
  • Prepare a project technical report.
  • Present the research findings at a scientific/technical conference.
  • Publish the research findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.