Science Night 2016

Please join us for our annual Science Night on Thursday, December 8. Presentations by scientists conducting research into areas of council interest are highlighted.

Schedule:

Doors open and complimentary hors d’oeuvres served at 4:30pm.

5:15pm
“Lingering Oil in Prince William Sound: What we know, past and present”
Presenter: Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA Auke Bay Laboratories

5:45pm
“Mom Knows Best: Family Specific Patterns Among Killer Whales in Prince William Sound”
Presenter: Dan Olsen, North Gulf Oceanic Society Continue reading

Now hiring in Anchorage: Bookkeeper

The council is seeking a part-time bookkeeper. This person will be responsible for assisting with the organizing, auditing, and recording of financial transactions, including vendor and contractor invoices, travel claims, and payroll transactions in accordance with the council’s policies and internal controls. Position based in Anchorage, Alaska.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit our Employment Page.

Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

High school students on an expedition co-funded by this program in 2015 visited Valdez and met with our staff members to learn about the council and improvements in safe oil transportation since 1989.

High school students on an expedition co-funded by this program in 2015 visited Valdez and met with our staff members to learn about the council and improvements in safe oil transportation since 1989.

The council works to educate Exxon Valdez region youth about the environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska terminal and associated tankers. Working with area youth is vital to fight complacency that can arise if new generations of citizens are not continually reminded of the need for ongoing oil spill prevention.

To support this effort, the council is inviting proposals for facilitating learning experiences with Exxon Valdez oil spill region youth.

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New project to help identify locations where dispersants should be avoided

A vessel sprays water as practice for applying dispersants during an oil spill drill.

A vessel sprays water as practice for applying dispersants during an oil spill drill.

The council is beginning a new project which will identify specific locations in Alaska waters that are particularly sensitive to oil spill dispersants. Locations will be based on biological needs, for example: spawning areas, areas where species are concentrated during winter, or migration routes. The council plans to use this information to make recommendations to Alaska Regional Response Team as they update the rules for using dispersants in Alaska’s waters.

For more information on recent changes to these rules, see a previous article from the May edition of our newsletter: New plan for using dispersants in Alaska is in effect

Request for Proposals

The council is inviting proposals to draft a detailed paper covering these locations in the preauthorized zones in the subarea plans for Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, and Kodiak Island. Continue reading