The council’s publication,The Observer, is a free quarterly newsletter with nearly 5,000 printed copies distributed throughout Prince William Sound, the northern Gulf of Alaska, lower Cook Inlet, and the Kodiak archipelago, as well as by request to interested citizens around the world, including regulators and industry.
The Observer covers council activities, developments in the oil transportation industry, and news about policy and operational issues related to marine oil transportation. Major oil spill drills are covered, and Alyeska and the U.S. Coast Guard are invited to submit a column for each issue.
Subscriptions to the email and print versions of The Observer are available free by request. PDFs of the printed Observer are available below. Older editions are large files and may take some time to download over slower internet connections.
Questions or comments about The Observer newsletter? We’d like to hear from you! Please email or call: Amanda Johnson, Public Communications Project Manager, 907-273-6221.
Articles from the latest Observer newsletter:
- First of two new oil tankers to begin service in Prince William Sound in 2014 (7/24/2014)
- Prince William Sound spill contingency plans under review (7/24/2014)
- Bauer reelected, new members welcomed, long-time volunteers honored (7/24/2014)
- After a long life of service, Walt Parker passes away at 87 (7/24/2014)
- John Devens, former council executive director, dies at 74 (7/24/2014)
- Iver Malutin, Kodiak advocate, passes away at 82 (7/24/2014)
- New Zealanders in search of Exxon Valdez lessons (7/24/2014)
- Let’s not write off mechanical oil recovery in Prince William Sound spill response (7/24/2014)
- Employee training increases safety, saves lives (7/24/2014)
- Oral history of Exxon Valdez now complete and online (7/24/2014)
- Council staffer keeps a close eye on terminal for last fourteen years (7/24/2014)
- Anchorage administrative assistant position changes hands (7/24/2014)
- Inspection and testing of secondary containment liners at terminal observed (7/24/2014)
- The power of shared history – Chenega Bay (7/24/2014)
If you are looking for an article from a previous edition of The Observer, please see the PDF archives below.
Except where noted, articles in The Observer are written by Amanda Johnson, the council’s public communications project manager.
Archives:Drills and Exercises, Gulf of Mexico RCAC, Linda Robinson retirement, Non-Indigenous Species, Terminal Oil Spill Contingency Plan, Board of Directors News Oil Spill Simulants, Oil Spill Contingency Plans, Dispersants, Hydrocarbon Toxicity, Invasive Species, Steve Rothchild, Youth Involvement, Education Curriculum Update Columbia Glacier, Update Tanker C-Plans, Stan Jones, Drills and Exercises, Bob Jaynes, Alyeska Fire Brigade, BAT, Alicia Zorzetto, Digital Collections Librarian, Ocean Science Festival Tanker C-Plan Updates, Oil Storage Tank Inspections, Debasmita Misra, Patience Andersen Faulkner, Pipeline and Tanker Terminal Maintenance, Marine Stewardship Expedition, Spill Response Training Crude Oil Storage Tank Inspections, New Exxon Tankers, New Executive Committee, Youth Involvement Projects, SERVS' 12000th Escort Crude Oil Storage Tank Inspection Delays, Citizen Oversight of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, COTAPS, Stan Stephens column, Ruth Knight, Coast Guard on Tanker Escorts, Demise of Exxon Valdez, Alyeska wins Ethical Company Award Maintenance Audit At Terminal, Chidren of the Spills, Drills and Exercises, Kari Anderson, Automatic Identification System, Scott Hicks, Marine Firefighting Symposium