Council meeting held in Anchorage

The council’s board of directors recently held a meeting at Embassy Suites in Anchorage on January 23 and 24.

Topics included:

  • A presentation by Alyeska on the tanker escort system in Prince William Sound
  • Discussion and approval of several reports, including:
    • Remote control of the Valdez Marine Terminal
    • Non-indigenous plankton in Prince William Sound
    • Analysis of biodegradation of crude oil
  • Update on Prince William Sound’s oil spill contingency plan renewal for the terminal
  • A discussion of the State of Alaska’s oil spill prevention and response fund
  • A report on incidents at the terminal during 2013

The agenda and meeting documents are available at the link:

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2012-2013 Annual Report now online

The council’s latest annual report is now available!

The annual report covers the many programs and projects we’ve been working on over the past year, such as oil spill prevention and response, environmental monitoring, oil spill contingency plans, operations at the Valdez Marine Terminal, invasive species monitoring, our outreach efforts, and much more.

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Science Night 2013

Columbia Glacier
Columbia Glacier

The council hosted our annual Science Night event on December 5. The event started off with a poster presentation by intern Sarah Hoepfner on her work this summer monitoring for green crab in the Cordova area. Five presenters followed, speaking on a variety of issues relevant to the council region.

A list of presentation topics and downloadable presentations are available at the link below.

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Annual science event to be held in December

Every December, the council sponsors an evening of presentations by scientists conducting research in areas of council interest. The event is an initiative of the council’s Scientific Advisory Committee. SAC, as it’s known, ensures council projects are based on the best available scientific information.

Topics in the past have included humpback whale research, the council’s green crab monitoring program, the effects of oil and dispersants on salmon and other species, ocean waves, Columbia Glacier, and much more.

This year, Science Night will be held December 5, 2013 at the Hilton hotel in downtown Anchorage. The event is open to the public.

A list of this year’s presentations will be posted on the Science Night page when it is available.

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