A new video from the National Research Council explores the recent report, Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment.
As the Arctic warms and sea ice retreats, Arctic waters are becoming busier and the risk of serious oil spill is increasing. This video describes the suite of technologies, infrastructure and research needed to support effective oil spill response in the challenging Arctic environment.
Find the report and related resources here, including a webinar, report in brief and downloadable maps.
Source: Division on Earth & Life Studies.