Research and Development


Heavy Oils/Dilbit
Spills of Diluted Bitumen from Pipelines: A Comparative Study of Environmental Fate, Effects, and Response. National Academies Press, 2016

General Oil Spill Science
OSPT/Chevron Response Technology Workshop, 2017,
Presentations on the current R&D efforts underway presented at the February 2017 workshop.

‘Tuzzy Talks’ — Online course on crude oil basics and oil spill response by Dr. Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center at UNH. This on-going series of lectures covers basics on topics including toxicology, characteristics of crude and dispersants.

National Academies Ocean Studies — Events and publications on oil in the sea

NOAA’s “You don’t know what you don’t know” science series, April-Oct 2020. Recorded presentations on various oil spill science topics. Links to the talks are in the document. [NOTE:  password is located at the top of page to access recordings.]

Clearing Houses of Oil Spill Scientific Information
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) approved the Oil Pollution Research & Technology Plan (OPRTP) for FY2015-2021.