Much of the Council’s work is done through technical committees made up of volunteers, and include Board members, technical experts, and local citizens with an interest in making oil transportation safer in Alaska. The committees provide an avenue for public participation in the Council’s work.
These committees work with staff on projects, study and deliberate current oil transportation issues, and provide advice and recommendations to the Council’s Board of Directors.
The Council’s five technical committees are:
- Oil Spill Prevention and Response
- Port Operations & Vessel Traffic Systems
- Scientific Advisory
- Terminal Ops & Environmental Monitoring
- Information and Education
The Council needs volunteers! Are you familiar with oil spill planning or response, marine science or engineering, journalism, mass communication or public relations? We need committee volunteers with knowledge in these areas! Please consider volunteering for the Council. For more information, visit: Volunteering for the Council
Meet some of our volunteers:
Matt Cullin builds life of growth and success out of expertise in corrosion and failure analysis
Volunteer cultivates resilience and seaweed in Prince William Sound
Community Corner: Committee volunteer recognized for achievements in conservation
Volunteer Spotlight: Patience Andersen Faulkner
Steve Lewis: How a grizzly bear hide resulted in safer tanker traffic in Alaska
Davin Holen: Social scientist uses knowledge of subsistence fisheries to help communities adapt to changing environments