Environmental Monitoring

Note: This page is not a comprehensive list of all of the environmental monitoring work of PWSRCAC.

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Long Term Environmental Monitoring Project (LTEMP)

  • Long Term Environmental Monitoring Program 2021 Technical Supplement (5.8 MB) | September 30, 2022 | Author: Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants, Morgan L. Bender

  • Long Term Environmental Monitoring Program 2021 Summary Report (2.1 MB) | May 30, 2022 | Author: Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants, Morgan L. Bender

  • Full Report: Mussel Chemistry and Transcriptomic Response after a Minor Alaskan Oil Spill (7.7 MB) | September 22, 2021 | Author: Lizabeth Bowen, William B. Driskell, James R. Payne, Austin Love, Eric Litman, Brenda Ballachey

  • Executive Summary: Mussel Oiling and Genetic Response to the April 2020 Valdez Marine Terminal Spill (0.5 MB) | August 20, 2021 | Author: Lizabeth Bowen, William B. Driskell, James R. Payne, Austin Love, Eric Litman, Brenda Ballachey

  • Long Term Environmental Monitoring Program: 2020 Sampling Results and Interpretations (5.2 MB) | April 1, 2021 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell

  • Using Mussel Transcriptomics For Environmental Monitoring In Port Valdez Alaska - 2019 And 2020 Pilot Study Results (2.9 MB) | February 17, 2021 | Author: Lizabeth Bowen, Austin Love, Shannon Waters, Katrina Counihan, Brenda Ballachey, Heather Coletti, William B. Driskell, and James R. Payne

  • Metagenetic Analysis of 2018 and 2019 Plankton Samples from Prince William Sound, Alaska (1.7 MB) | September 18, 2020 | Author: Dr. Jonathan Geller, Melinda Wheelock, Martin Guo at Moss Landing Marine Laboratory

  • Long Term Environmental Monitoring Program: 2019 Sampling Results and Interpretations (6.7 MB) | May 7, 2020 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell

  • Port Valdez Mussel Transcriptomics (0.9 MB) | November 20, 2019 | Author: Lizabeth Bowen, Austin Love, Shannon Waters, Katrina Counihan, Brenda Ballachey, and Heather Coletti

  • Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Program: 2018 Sampling Results and Interpretations (5.8 MB) | August 1, 2019 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell

  • Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Program: 2017 Sampling Results and Interpretations (3.9 MB) | September 1, 2018 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell

  • LTEMP 2015 Sampling Results and Interpretations (4.1 MB) | December 1, 2016 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell

  • LTEMP 1993-2015 (Excel Spreadsheet) (5.4 MB) | January 8, 2015

  • Long Term Environmental Monitoring Fact Sheet - Updated Dec 2014 (0.4 MB) | December 8, 2014 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • LTEMP Results And Interpretations From Sampling, 2008-2013 (2.3 MB) | March 8, 2013 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Jeffrey W. Short, Marie L. Larsen, Larry G. Holland

  • LTEMP 2008-2012 (5.6 MB) | December 8, 2012 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Jeffrey W. Short, Marie L. Larsen, Larry G. Holland

  • LTEMP Data Sets 1993-2009 (3.3 MB) | November 29, 2010 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell

  • LTEMP 2006-2008 (5.8 MB) | December 20, 2008 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Jeffrey W. Short, Marie L. Larsen

  • LTEMP Program Review (0.3 MB) | October 1, 2007 | Author: BGES, Inc

  • LTEMP 2005-2006 (4.6 MB) | December 1, 2006 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Jeffrey W. Short, Marie L. Larsen

  • LTEMP Ecology Of Tidal Flat Communities of the Copper River Delta (0.5 MB) | April 11, 2006 | Author: Sean P. Powers, Mary Anne Bishop, Erika Clesceri, Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

  • LTEMP Errata For Kinnetic Laboratories Report (0.1 MB) | March 1, 2006 | Author: Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.

  • LTEMP Kinnetic Laboratories Reference Oils Report (1.7 MB) | March 1, 2006 | Author: Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.

  • LTEMP 2000-2002 Appendix B And C (4.7 MB) | December 28, 2005 | Author: Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.

  • LTEMP 2004-2005 (2.2 MB) | February 10, 2005 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Jeffrey W. Short, Marie L. Larsen

  • LTEMP 2003-2004 (2.5 MB) | December 28, 2004 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Jeffrey W. Short

  • LTEMP 2002-2003 Summary (0.1 MB) | December 28, 2003 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Jeffrey W. Short

  • LTEMP 2002-2003 (1.3 MB) | December 28, 2003 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Jeffrey W. Short

  • LTEMP 2000-2002 Appendix D (2.4 MB) | December 28, 2002 | Author: Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.

  • LTEMP 2000-2002 Appendix A (3.7 MB) | December 28, 2002 | Author: Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.

  • LTEMP 2000-2002 (13.7 MB) | December 28, 2002 | Author: Kinetic Laboratories

  • Assessing Transport And Exposure Pathways and Potential Petroleum Toxicity to Marine Resources in Port Valdez, Alaska, 2001 (0.6 MB) | December 8, 2001 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell

  • LTEMP 1999-2000 (3.8 MB) | December 28, 2000 | Author: Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.

  • LTEMP 1998-1999 (2.1 MB) | December 28, 1999 | Author: Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.

  • LTEMP Caged Mussel Study From Applied Biometering (6.5 MB) | February 16, 1999 | Author: Applied Biomonitoring

  • LTEMP 1997-1998 (1.7 MB) | December 28, 1998 | Author: Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.

  • LTEMP 1993-1996 Non-technical (0.8 MB) | December 28, 1996 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Dennis C. Lees

  • LTEMP 1993-1996 (9.3 MB) | December 28, 1996 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell, Dennis C. Lees

  • LTEMP Data Sets Metadata (89 KB) | December 26, 1990


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    Dispersants

  • Dispersant Use Position Update - Report On Board Of Directors Workshops (1.6 MB) | October 4, 2022

  • PWSRCAC's Position On The Use Of Chemical Dispersants (0.2 MB) | September 26, 2022 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • A Summary Of Dispersants Research 2017-2021 (0.2 MB) | September 27, 2021 | Author: Merv Fingas

  • Dispersants Research Database - Complete To 2021 (0.3 MB) | May 24, 2021 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • September 2017 Berth 5 Oil Spill - Sampling Results and Interpretations (1.4 MB) | April 7, 2018 | Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell

  • A Review Of Literature Related To Human Health And Oil Spill Dispersants, 2014-2018 (0.8 MB) | April 1, 2018 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • A Review Of Literature Related To Oil Spill Dispersants, September 2017 (6.6 MB) | September 1, 2017 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science; Editor: Elise Decola, Nuka Research

  • A Review of Literature Related to Oil Spill Dispersants (5.3 MB) | June 7, 2017 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Dispersants Monitoring Protocol - July 2016 (3.6 MB) | July 1, 2016 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • PWSRCAC Comments On Subpart J April 16 2015 (1.6 MB) | April 16, 2015 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Key Issues And Summary Comments On Subpart J (0.1 MB) | April 1, 2015 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • A Review Of Literature Related To Oil Spill Dispersants, 2011-2014 (1.0 MB) | June 7, 2014 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • PWSRCAC’s Comments On The Proposed Dispersant Use Authorization Plan - February 2014 (0.7 MB) | February 4, 2014 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Discussion Points For Public Meetings On Changes To Dispersant Use Guidelines (0.1 MB) | November 11, 2013 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Cover Letter To Stakeholders On Changes To Dispersant Use Guidelines - November 11 2013 (0.5 MB) | November 11, 2013 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Why PWSRCAC Does Not Support The Use Of Chemical Dispersants - November 2013 (84 KB) | November 7, 2013 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Overview Of Changes To Dispersant Guidelines - November 11 2013 (0.4 MB) | November 1, 2013 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Ingestion And Effects Of Dispersed Oil On Marine Zooplankton - January 2013 (1.8 MB) | January 1, 2013 | Author: Richard Lee, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

  • July 20 2012 PWSRCAC Dispersant Guidelines Comment (0.4 MB) | July 20, 2012 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Observations, Questions, And Recommendations Regarding Use Of Dispersants On The BP Deepwater Horizon Spill (77 KB) | September 16, 2010 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Observations, Questions, and Recommendations Regarding Use of Dispersants on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill (0.1 MB) | September 15, 2010 | Author: PWSRCAC's Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Stakeholder Comments to the ARRT Science & Technology Committee regarding Revision of the Dispersant Guidelines (1.4 MB) | July 1, 2009 | Author: John S. French, Ph.D.; Joseph Banta; Linda Swiss

  • A Review of Literature Related to Oil Spill Dispersants Especially Relevant to Alaska 2002-2008 (1.5 MB) | September 7, 2008 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • A Review of Literature Related to Oil Spill Dispersants 1997-2008 (1.8 MB) | September 1, 2008 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Dispersant Fact Sheet (0.6 MB) | January 7, 2007 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Observers' Report: MMS Cold Water Dispersant Tests, Ohmsett Testing Facility (2.1 MB) | June 3, 2006 | Author: Elise DeCola, Nuka Research and Planning Group; and Merv Fingas, Environmental Technology Centre, Environment Canada

  • Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Testing in OHMSETT February – March 2006 (2.0 MB) | May 1, 2006 | Author: Elise DeCola, Nuka Research and Planning Group; and Merv Fingas, Environmental Technology Centre, Environment Canada

  • Dispersant Use Position Statement - 2006 (28 KB) | May 1, 2006 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Dispersant Position Paper - 2006 (43 KB) | April 26, 2006 | Author: PWSRCAC's Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Chemical Dispersants Program (68 KB) | April 1, 2006 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Stability And Resurfacing Of Dispersed Oil - Summary of Report (14 KB) | November 7, 2005 | Author: PWSRCAC's Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Stability And Resurfacing Of Dispersed Oil (16.1 MB) | November 1, 2005 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • A Survey Of Tank Facilities For Testing Oil Spill Dispersants (5.0 MB) | May 1, 2005 | Author: Merv Fingas, Environmental Technology Centre

  • Dispersants, Salinity and Prince William Sound (5.5 MB) | December 7, 2004 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Review of Monitoring Protocols for Dispersant Effectiveness (0.4 MB) | August 1, 2003 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • A White Paper on Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Testing in Large Tanks (0.2 MB) | November 1, 2002 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • A Review of Literature Related to Oil Spill Dispersants Especially Relevant to Alaska (0.3 MB) | March 7, 2002 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Report on Visit to OHMSETT to Observe Exxon/MMS Cold-Water Dispersant Tests (2.0 MB) | March 1, 2002 | Author: Stan Jones, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council

  • The Effectiveness of Corexit 9527 and 9500 in Dispersing Fresh, Weathered, and Emulsion of Alaska North Slope Crude under Subarctic Conditions (0.7 MB) | April 1, 2001 | Author: Adam Moles, Larry Holland, and Jeffrey Short

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    Alternative (Non-dispersing) Response Technologies

  • Surfacewashing Agents Or Beach Cleaners (1.0 MB) | January 1, 2013 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Review Of Solidifiers An Update 2013 (0.6 MB) | January 1, 2013 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Review Of Oil Spill Herders (0.5 MB) | January 1, 2013 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • A Review of Literature Related to Oil Spill Solidifiers 1990-2008 (1.0 MB) | September 12, 2008 | Author: Merv Fingas Environmental Technology Centre


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    Hydrocarbon Toxicity

  • Literature Survey: Effects Of Hydrocarbons On Mussel Genomics (0.9 MB) | December 1, 2015 | Author: Brenda Ballachey, Lizabeth Bowen, Shannon Waters, A. Keith Miles

  • Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Port Valdez Shrimp And Sediment - January 2015 (2.3 MB) | January 7, 2015 | Author: Mark G. Carls, Larry Holland, Erik Pihl, Marilyn A. Zaleski, John Moran, and Stanley D. Rice

  • Toxicology Of Chemical Dispersants In Alaskan Whales 2014 (2.4 MB) | November 7, 2014 | Author: John Pierce Wise, Sr., Ph.D. University of Southern Maine

  • Embryonic Crude Oil Exposure Causes Cardiac Hypertrophy And Reduced Aerobic Performance In Juvenile Pink Salmon And Pacific Herring (0.9 MB) | January 23, 2014 | Author: John P. Incardona, Mark G. Carls, Larry Holland, Tiffany L. Linbo, David H. Baldwin, Mark S. Myers, Karen A. Peck, Mark Tagal, Stanley D. Rice, and Nathaniel L. Scholz

  • Analysis of Oil Biodegradation Products (0.2 MB) | June 1, 2013 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Toxicity Effects Of Dispersed Alaska North Slope Oil On Fish - Final Report, March 2013- Appendices A-H (4.7 MB) | March 1, 2013 | Author: Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research (COOGER); Bedford Institute of Oceanography Department of Fisheries and Oceans Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Toxicity Effects Of Dispersed Alaska North Slope Oil On Fish - Final Report, March 2013 (3.3 MB) | March 1, 2013 | Author: Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research (COOGER); Bedford Institute of Oceanography Department of Fisheries and Oceans Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Summary of report: Accumulation Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Summary (16 KB) | August 17, 2005 | Author: PWSRCAC's Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Accumulation Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (5.7 MB) | August 1, 2005

  • Assessment of the Phototoxicity of Weathered Alaska North Slope Crude Oil to Juvenile Pink Salmon (60 KB) | December 1, 2003 | Author: Mace G. Barron, P.E.A.K. Research

  • Photoenhanced Toxicity of Aqueous Phase and Chemically-Dispersed Weathered Alaska North Slope Crude Oil to Pacific Herring Eggs and Larvae (1.7 MB) | February 11, 2002 | Author: Mace G. Barron, P.E.A.K. Research

  • Potential for Photoenhanced Toxicity of Spilled Oil in Prince William Sound and Gulf of Alaska Waters (0.3 MB) | March 1, 2000 | Author: Mace G. Barron


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    Science Night

  • 2018 Science Night Speakers And Topics - Updated Nov 29 (1.4 MB) | December 25, 2018

  • Science Night 2017 - A low-angle view: making sense of Cook Inlet's complex rock platform and reef habitats (9.1 MB) | November 30, 2017 | Author: Sue Saupe

  • Science Night 2017 - Seabird Habitat Restoration: A case study in predator reduction (5.5 MB) | November 30, 2017 | Author: Sam Stark

  • Science Night 2017 - Status of Subsistence Uses in EVOS-Area Communities, 2014 (2.4 MB) | November 30, 2017 | Author: James Fall

  • Science Night 2017 - We are Watching! Long-term Monitoring Program of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (4.6 MB) | November 30, 2017 | Author: Mandy Lindeberg

  • Science Night 2017 - K9 Oil Detection (11.2 MB) | November 30, 2017 | Author: Scott Pegau

  • 2017 Science Night Live - Flyer (0.8 MB) | November 13, 2017

  • Science Night 2016 - Zooplankton Big Talk About Tiny Critters (1.3 MB) | December 29, 2016 | Author: Caitlin McKinstry, Prince William Sound Science Center

  • Science Night 2016 - Alaska ShoreZone (1.8 MB) | December 29, 2016 | Author: Mandy Lindberg

  • Science Night 2016 - Mesoscale Atmospheric Modeling (3.0 MB) | December 29, 2016 | Author: Peter Q. Olsson, Alaska Experimental Forecast Facility

  • Science Night 2016 - Mom Knows Best - Killer Whale Culture In Prince William Sound (1.9 MB) | December 29, 2016 | Author: Dan Olsen

  • Science Night 2016 - Lingering Oil In PWS (1.2 MB) | December 29, 2016 | Author: Mandy Lindberg

  • Science Night 2015 - Evaluating Risks from Vessel Traffic in the Aleutians and Bering Sea (5.0 MB) | December 5, 2015 | Author: Aaron Poe and Douglas Burn (ABSI) Martin Robards (Wildlife Conservation Society)

  • Science NIght 2015 - Herring Research and Monitoring (1.5 MB) | December 3, 2015 | Author: Scott Pegau

  • Science Night 2015 - Getting to the heart of oil toxicity to fish (1.0 MB) | December 3, 2015 | Author: John Incardona

  • Science Night 2015 - Injury and Recovery of Sea Otters and Harlequin Ducks following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: a Quarter-Century Perspective (1.5 MB) | December 3, 2015 | Author: Dan Esler

  • 2015 Science Night Live Flier (0.5 MB) | October 27, 2015

  • Science Night Flyer 2014 (0.7 MB) | December 4, 2014

  • Science Night 2013 - Monitoring For Invasive Green Crab In Cordova By Sarah Hoepfner (1.2 MB) | December 13, 2013

  • Science Night 2013 - Flyer (0.7 MB) | December 10, 2013

  • Science Night 2013 - An overview of recent research on oil spill dispersants (2.2 MB) | December 5, 2013 | Author: Merv Fingas

  • Science Night 2013 - Presentation on the toxic impacts of hydrocarbons (crude oil) on salmon and herring (9.4 MB) | December 5, 2013 | Author: Mark Carls

  • Science Night 2013 - Presentation on testing ballast water for invasive species in Port Valdez & other U.S. ports (3.6 MB) | December 4, 2013 | Author: Danielle Verna

  • Science Night 2013 - Presentation on the fresh water/glacier influences in the bays and fjords of Prince William Sound, especially those areas used by juvenile herring (6.4 MB) | December 4, 2013 | Author: Shelton Gay

  • 2012 Science Night Flyer (0.9 MB) | November 25, 2012 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • 2011 Science Night Incardona Presentation (2.2 MB) | December 15, 2011

  • 2011 Science Night Rice Presentation (0.5 MB) | December 15, 2011

  • 2011 Science Night Johnson Presentation (1.6 MB) | December 8, 2011

  • 2011 Science Night Li Presentation (0.8 MB) | December 7, 2011

  • 2011 Science Night Greer Presentation (1.6 MB) | December 7, 2011

  • 2011 Science Night Burridge Presentation (0.6 MB) | December 7, 2011

  • 2011 Science Night Flyer (0.4 MB) | December 6, 2011

  • 2010 Science Night Flyer (0.8 MB) | November 16, 2011

  • 2009 Science Night Flyer (0.2 MB) | November 16, 2011

  • 2008 Science Night Flyer (1.0 MB) | November 12, 2008

  • 2006 Science Night Flyer (0.2 MB) | November 22, 2006

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    Other Environmental Monitoring Reports and Documents

  • Using Mussel Transcriptomics For Environmental Monitoring In Port Valdez Alaska - 2019 And 2020 Pilot Study Results (2.9 MB) | February 17, 2021 | Author: Lizabeth Bowen, Austin Love, Shannon Waters, Katrina Counihan, Brenda Ballachey, Heather Coletti, William B. Driskell, and James R. Payne

  • Study Overview - Recovery Of A Subsistence Way Of Life (1.0 MB) | January 28, 2021 | Author: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence

  • Recovery Of A Subsistence Way Of Life (2.9 MB) | January 28, 2021 | Author: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence

  • Winter Species In Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1989-2016 (0.4 MB) | September 1, 2016 | Author: Anne Schaefer, Prince William Sound Science Center

  • Review of the 2015 Alaska North Slope Oil Properties Relevant to Environmental Assessment and Prediction (1.1 MB) | June 8, 2016 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Updated: Analysis of Crude Oil Tanker Ballast Water Data for Valdez & Prince William Sound, Alaska - February 2016 (2.9 MB) | February 29, 2016 | Author: Danielle Verna

  • Polar Compounds in Alaska North Slope Oil and Other Oils: A Literature Survey and Synthesis - February 2016 (3.6 MB) | February 1, 2016 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Satellite-Based Pollution Monitoring in Prince William Sound (2.8 MB) | January 1, 2016 | Author: C-Core

  • Saline Layering In Prince William Sound (5.0 MB) | October 7, 2010 | Author: Musgrave Oceanographic Analysis

  • Report On Non Mechanical Response (0.3 MB) | November 17, 2008

  • Salinity Weathering And Resurfacing Database (44 KB) | March 10, 2008

  • Sediment Coring Program Final Monitoring Report (2.9 MB) | January 31, 2006

  • A Review of the Emulsification Tendencies and Long-Term Petroleum Trends of Alaska North Slope (ANS) Oils (1.5 MB) | August 22, 2005 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Heated And Under Reported Oil OHMSETT (0.2 MB) | July 14, 2004 | Author: PWSRCAC

  • Weather Windows For Oil Spill Countermeasures (8.8 MB) | January 28, 2004 | Author: Merv Fingas, Spill Science

  • Critical Evaluation of Chemical Response to Oil Spills: Ecological Research Forum (CROSERF) Test Methods for Oil Dispersant Toxicity Testing under Subarctic Conditions (0.2 MB) | January 1, 2003 | Author: Mace G. Barron P.E.A.K. Research

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