Environmental Monitoring

The Council conducts scientific research on risks to the environment from tanker and terminal operations. Council research documents levels of pollution and biological effects and help us better understand new technologies and the costs or benefits associated with their use.

Science Night 2023 – Videos now available

Science Night 2023's theme was Systems and Methods: Connecting across the Exxon Valdez oil spill region ...
Front cover of the report. Image is of a rocky beach in Prince William Sound covered with mussels and other tidal critters. Mountains and ocean in the background. Clicking on the image will download a PDF of the report.

Annual Report now available

The Council's annual report, Year in Review 2022/2023, is now available. This report covers the many programs and projects we’ve ...
Image of a colony of blue mussels on a shore in Larsen Bay, Prince William Sound. The waters and mountains of Prince William Sound can be seen in the distance.

Analysis of genes increases understanding of oil’s effects

New techniques in the field of genetic analysis are improving our understanding of the effects of oil spills. Since 1993, ...
Photo take after the Exxon Valdez oil spill of a rocky beach in Prince William Sound. The rocks are coated in black crude oil.

Alaska North Slope oil trending lighter since 2010

Crude oil is often referred to as a “fossil fuel” because it is made up of plants and animals that ...
This image is an aerial photos of one school of herring and three schools of sand lance. The herring is round and compact while the sand lance are irregular.

Researchers cautiously optimistic about increase in young herring

A new study hints that the herring population in Prince William Sound could be on the rise. In the early ...
Fishing for answers: Geneticist using DNA to decode Alaska salmon’s family ties

Fishing for answers: Geneticist using DNA to decode Alaska salmon’s family ties

Volunteer Spotlight: Wei Cheng Wei Cheng says she is happy and fortunate to be able to use her expertise in ...


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