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Cold Regions Lab makes significant contributions to U.S. Arctic Research Commission report

Published Dec. 14, 2012
Cover of the recently released, “Oil Spills in Arctic Waters: An Introduction and Inventory of Research Activities and USARC Recommendations.”

Cover of the recently released, “Oil Spills in Arctic Waters: An Introduction and Inventory of Research Activities and USARC Recommendations.”

Dec. 14, 2012

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HANOVER, N.H.—ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) engineers recently made significant contributions to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission report, “Oil Spills in Arctic Waters: An Introduction and Inventory of Research Activities and USARC Recommendations.”

The report was released by the presidentially-appointed chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The commission’s duties are to recommend an integrated national Arctic research policy and to assist in establishing a plan to implement the policy.

The report summarizes research activities related to oil spills in ice-covered waters and recommends future work in areas such as oil spill response technologies for cleanup of oil, data management tools, and the fate of oil and its environmental effects.

The report is available at http://www.arctic.gov/publications/oil_spills_2012.html.

 


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