Final program: 42nd AMOP technical seminar on environmental contamination and response

We cannot guarantee that all papers will be presented at the Seminar.

Tuesday, June 4 - Room 1

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour of Oil Spills

Session Chair: Merv F. Fingas

8:30 - Surface Chemistry and Oil-in-water Emulsion Stability    
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

9:00 - Metal Analysis in Eight Categories of Petroleum Products at Different Weathering States Using Microwave-assisted Acid Digestion ICP-MS
Fatemeh S. Mirnaghi, Kamil Czachor, Moshtagh Aljawahari, Patrick G. Lambert, Wenxing Kuang, Bruce P. Hollebone, and Carl E. Brown
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
9:30 - Fate and Behaviour of Weathered Oil Drifting into Sea Ice            
Ivar Singsaas and Frode Leirvik
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway

 

10:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge

 

Speaker’s Corner
10:30 - Underwater Release of Oil and Gas: Plume Behavior and Droplet Formation
Michel C. Boufadel, Fangda Cui, and Feng Gao
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Natural Resources, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Lin Zhao
Upstream ExxonMobil Research, Houston, Texas, USA
Kenneth Lee, Thomas L. King, and Brian Robinson
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

11:00 - Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulphur Heterocycles (PASHs) in Petroleum and Environmental Samples Using Gas Chromatography-Quadrupole Time-of-flight (GC-QTOF) Mass Spectrometry
Chun Yang, Carl E. Brown, Justin Lai, Zeyu Yang, Bruce P. Hollebone, and Patrick G. Lambert
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
11:30 - Biodiesel Spill of Inland Waters Related to an Accidental Pipeline Breach: Response and Impact Evaluation
Florence Poncet, Ronan Jézéquel, Julien Guyomarc’h, Ivan Calvez, Mickael Laurent,
William Giraud, Justine Receveur, Karine Duboscq and Stéphane LeFloch
Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d'Expérimentation sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux (CEDRE), Brest, Cedex 2, France

12:00 - Fate, Behaviour, and Impact Assessment of Biodiesels in Case of an Accidental Spill
Ronan Jézéquel, Karine Duboscq, Florence Valladeaud, and Stéphane LeFloch
Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d'Expérimentation sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux (CEDRE), Brest, Cedex 2, France

 

12:15 - Attendees’ Lunch – Imperial Ballroom

 

Speaker’s Corner
1:30 - Formation of Compound Droplets by Turbulent Buoyant Oil Jet and Plume
Xinzhi Xue and Joseph Katz
John Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1:45 - Effects of Suspended Particulate Matter, Surface Oil Layer Thickness, and Surfactants on the Formation and Transport of Oil-Sediment Aggregates (OSAs)
Haoshuai Li, Mutai Bao, Lanmei Zhao, and Ying Xie
Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qingdao, Shandong, China
Peiyan Sun
State Oceanic Administration of China, North China Sea Environmental Monitoring Center, Qingdao, Shandong, China
Thomas L. King
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
2:00 - Application of PIONA GC-FID in Oil Spill Studies: Detail Hydrocarbon Profiling
Mahyar Sakari, Ryan Staub, Lisa Neville, and James MacDonald
AGAT Laboratories Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada              

Speaker’s Corner
2:15 - Aerosolization of Crude Oil-Dispersant Slicks due to Bubble Bursting       
Lakshmana Dora Chandrala, Kaushik Sampath, and Joseph Katz
John Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Nima Afshar-Mohajer and Kirsten Koehler
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Health Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2:30 - Comparing the Mass Spectra of California Crude Oils with Those of Their Laboratory Weathered and In Situ Burn Residuals
Steven G. Tuttle, Christopher J. Pfutzner, and Thomas N. Loegel
US Naval Research Laboratory, Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Iwona Leska
Nova Research Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

3:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge

 

Speaker’s Corner
3:30 - Accurate and Quantifiable Characterization of Naturally Occurring (Biogenic) Hydrocarbons
Heather Lord
Maxxam Analytics, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
4:00 - Applications of Fluorescence Monitoring for Characterization and Quantification of Oil in Various Contaminated Water Solutions
R. Stephen Brown, Julie Adams, Joanna Mason, Eden Hataley, Barry Madison, Diane Orihel, and Peter V. Hodson
Queen’s University, School of Environmental Studies, Kingston Ontario, Canada

 

4:30 - End of Day

 

6:00 to 7:30 - Welcome Reception – Georgian Lounge and Admiral Room

Tuesday, June 4 - Room 2

Impacts on Oiled Wildlife and Response

Session Chair - Sherri Cox

8:30 - Species Sensitivity Assessment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons to Six Species of Atlantic Scleractinian Corals
D. Abigail Renegar and Nicholas R. Turner
Nova Southeastern University, Dania, Florida, USA          
Gopal Bera and Anthony Knap
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Paul Schuler
Oil Spill Response Ltd. (OSRL), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

9:00 - A Physiologically Based Oiling Model (PBOM) To Predict Thermoregulatory Response in Oiled Birds
Pascal Tuarze and Loren Knopper
Stantec Consulting Ltd., Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Paul Mazzocco and Malcolm Stephenson
Stantec Consulting Ltd., Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
9:30 - Environment and Climate Change Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service National Wildlife Emergency Response Framework
Megan Willie
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Delta, British Columbia, Canada

10:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge                             

Speaker’s Corner
10:30 - Oil Spill Impact Assessment: Using Marine Birds as Biological Indicators to Assess Spatial and Temporal Hydrocarbon Exposure Risk
Megan Willie
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Daniel Esler
US Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
W. Sean Boyd
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Science and Technology Branch
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Philip Molloy
Stantec Consulting Ltd., Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Ronald C. Ydenberg
Simon Fraser University, Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
10:45 - Evaluation of the Toxicity of Diluted Bitumen on Two Canadian Salmonids
Roxanne Bérubé, Charles Gauthier, T. Bourdin, Gaëlle Triffault-Bouchet, Valérie S. Langlois, and Patrice Couture
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec, Quebec, Canada
F. Dupont and Nicolas Gruyer
Centre d’expertise en analyse environnementale du Québec (CEAEQ), Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
11:00 - Incorporating Lessons Learned into Wildlife Response Plans
Jenny Schlieps
Focus Wildlife International, Seattle, Washington, USA  

Speaker’s Corner
11:30 - Wildlife Response Planning for the Manolis L Bulk Oil Recovery: Lessons Learned for Future Oil Recovery Operations
Robert A. Ronconi and Carina Gjerdrum
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Charlie Hebert
Focus Wildlife International, Portland, Oregan, USA        
Sabina I. Wilhelm and Pierre C. Ryan
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada
Becky Whittam
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

 

12:00 - Attendees’ Lunch – Imperial Ballroom

 

Special Session - Recovery of Oil from Sunken Vessels

Session Chair - Dagmar Schmidt Etkin

Speaker’s Corner
1:30 - Using Real-time Resources at Risk Information: How Changing Population Density and Distribution Influenced Daily Wildlife Response Planning in the Manolis L Project
Charlie Hebert
Focus Wildlife International, Portland, Oregon, USA
Robert A. Ronconi and Carina Gjerdrum
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sabina I. Wilhelm
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada    

2:00 - A Blueprint for Response to Sunken Vessels in Canadian Waters
Joe LeClair
Saltwater Response Consulting, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

2:30 - Source Identification and Evolution of Physico-chemical Properties of Oils from the Shipwreck of the M.V. Manolis L
Zeyu Yang, Fatemeh S. Mirnaghi, Keval Shah, Patrick G. Lambert, Bruce P. Hollebone,
Chun Yang, and Carl E. Brown
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada             

3:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge

3:30 - Developments in Risk Assessments for Potentially-polluting Sunken Vessels
Dagmar Schmidt Etkin
Environmental Research Consulting, Cortlandt Manor, New York, USA

4:00 - Surveillance and Monitoring during the Oil Recovery and Removal of Heavy Fuel Oil from the MV Manolis L
Carl Howell and Stephen Hale
Rutter Inc., St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
John Butler
Butler Maritime Consulting, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Louis Armstrong
Transport Canada, Aircraft Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada    
Benjamin Fortier
Transport Canada, Aircraft Services, Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada
Véronique Pinard
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Marine and Ice Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
4:30 - Diver-less Oil Removal Operations: Manolis L Case Study
Andrew Barron, Ardent, Houston, Texas, USA    

 

5 :00 - End of Day

 

6:00 to 7:30 - Welcome Reception – Georgian Lounge and Admiral Room

Wednesday, June 5 - Room 1

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour of Oil Spills (continued)

Session Chair - Merv F. Fingas

Speaker’s Corner
8:30 - Augmented Dispersant Monitoring following Application to a Dilbit Spill in Seawater: Combined Tracer Analysis              
Pamela Brunswick, Ceara Y. MacInnis, Jeffrey Yan, Graham van Aggelen, and Dayue Shang
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Pacific & Yukon Laboratory for Environmental Testing, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Marcus Kim
Agilent Technologies Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Benjamin G. Fieldhouse and Carl E. Brown
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

9:00 - Outdoor Gas Emission Sampling System: Performance during Large Scale Fire Tests in Mobile, Alabama
Panyawat Tukaew and Ali S. Rangwala
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Fire Protection Engineering Department
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Kemal Sarp Arsava
US Army, Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Oil - Contingency Planning, Preparation, and Prevention

Session Chair - Elise DeCola
9:30 -  Evaluation of Approaches for Research and Development           
Kurt A. Hansen
Hansen Spill Response Research, LLC, Mystic, Connecticut, USA

               

10:00 -  Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge                             

 

10:30 - Environment and Oil Spill Response (EOS): An Analytic Tool for Environmental Assessments to Support Oil Spill Response Planning
Susse Wegeberg, Janne Fritt-Rasmussen, and Kim Gustavson
Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Roskilde, Denmark              

Speaker’s Corner
11:00 - Pilot Application of a Vulnerability Framework to Assess Vulnerability of Marine Biological Components to Oil Spilled in the Marine Environment of the Pacific Region
Sharon Jeffery
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences
Sidney, British Columbia, Canada             

Speaker’s Corner
11:15 - Oil Spill Preparedness Planning: Filling in Critical Gaps in Species Distribution Using Habitat Suitability Models              
Jessica Finney, C. Fields, C. St. Germain, E. Gregr, and J. Nephin
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
11:30 - The OpenRisk Guideline and Toolbox for Regional Risk Management to Improve European Pollution Preparedness and Response at Sea        
Floris Goerlandt
Dalhousie University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada               

11:45 - Oil Spill Response, Effectiveness, and Environmental Effects: Experimental Work Performed in Greenland Waters
Janne Fritt-Rasmussen, Susse Wegeberg, and Kim Gustavson
Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Roskilde, Denmark
Lonnie B. Wilms
Greenland Oil Spill Response, Nuuk, Greenland

12:00 - Understanding Canada's National Oil Spill Regime           
Michael Grebler
Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

12:15 - Attendees’ Lunch – Imperial Ballroom

 

Speaker’s Corner
1:30 - Modelling Oil Spills in the Des Plains River for Use in a Full Scale Exercise
Matthew Horn
RPS Group, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA

Social aspects oil spill response planning

Speaker’s Corner
2:00 - Community Engagement vs Outreach: Designing and Implementing Effective Collaborative Planning for Marine Oil Spills              
Elise DeCola
Nuka Research & Planning Group, LLC, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Speaker’s Corner
2:15 - Public Engagement in Oil Spill Preparedness and Response (OSPR): Challenges and Possibilities  
Ian G. Stewart
University of King's College/Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    

Speaker’s Corner
2:30 - Enhancing Oil Spill Response Management through Collaborative Arrangements with Indigenous Nations
Chris Milley
NEXUS Coastal Resource Management, Marine Affairs Program, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

2:45 - End of Day

Wednesday, June 5 - Room 2

Oil Spill Modelling

Session Chair - Christopher Barker

8:30 - A Framework for Modeling Near-surface Processes for Oil Spills    
Christopher Barker
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Seattle, Washington, USA

9:00 - Advanced Numerical Modeling of Oil Spills on Land    
Anusha Lakmali Dissanayake, Daniel Mendelsohn, Jeremy Fontenault, and Tara Franey
RPS Ocean Science, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA

9:30 -  Analysis and Validation of Metocean Parameters in Support of Oil Spill Modelling in the Northern Shelf Bioregion of British Columbia    
Aurelien Hospital, Nora Asadollahi, and Jim Stronach
Tetra Tech Canada Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
David J. Creber and Dave Poole
Dillon Consulting, Calgary, Alberta, and Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
 
10:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge                
10:30 - Whither Oil Spill Models in the Next Decade?    
William (Bill) J. Lehr and Debra Simecek-Beatty
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Response and Restoration, Seattle, Washington, USA
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
11:00 - Framing Oil Spill Assessments Offshore Newfoundland: An Impromptu Sensitivity Analysis and Regional Approach from Numerous Environmental Impact Assessments (EIS’s)
Matthew Horn
RPS Group, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA

Speaker’s Corner
11:15 - Modelling of Biodegradation Experiments    
Tor Nordam
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway

Speaker’s Corner
11:30 - Where Did a Large Mystery Oil Subsurface Layer in the Southern Caribbean Sea in 1979 Come from?
C.J. Beegle-Krause and Dag Slagstad
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway    

11:45 - Uncertainty in Surface Drift Prediction from Observational Data Using Fuzzy Numbers
Hauke Blanken and Charles Hannah
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Hauke Blanken and Caterino Valeo
University of Victoria, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Usman T. Khan
York University, Lassonde School of Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

12:00 - Development of the SOSim Model for Inferential Tracking of Subsurface Oil    
Chao Ji, Mary Jacketti, and James D. Englehardt
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
C.J. Beegle-Krause
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway   

 

12:15 - Attendees’ Lunch – Imperial Ballroom

 

Speaker’s Corner
1:30 - Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, with and without Subsea Dispersant
Deborah P. French McCay, Jill Rowe, Deborah Crowley, Jenna Ducharme, and Matthew Frediani
RPS Ocean Science, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA

2:00 - Direct Coupling of Near-field and Far-field Models Hones Predictions of Oil Spill Transport and Fate from Deep-sea Blowout
Ana Carolina Vaz and Claire B. Paris
University of Miami, Department of Ocean Sciences, Miami, Florida, USA
Anusha Lakmali Dissanayake
RPS Ocean Science, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA
Scott A. Socolofsky  
Texas A&M University, Department of Ocean Sciences, College Station, Texas, USA
Jonas Gros
GEOMAR, Helmholz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Michel C. Boufadel
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Natural Resources, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Detection, Tracking, and Remote Sensing of Oil Spills

Session Chair - Carl E. Brown

2:15 - Preliminary Results for the Detection of the Surface Washing Agent Corexit EC9580A in Water Using Midrange Transmission FTIR    
Kevin Watson, Patrick G. Lambert, Michael Goldthorp, Chun Yang, Sonia Laforest, and James Hill
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2:30 - Operating Parameters and Limitations of a Field Fluorometer for Monitoring at the Shoreline and Near-shore Areas    
Michael Goldthorp, Sonia Laforest, Patrick G. Lambert, Fatemeh S. Mirnaghi, and Kevin Watson
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Amrah Nasim and James Hill, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Joshua Roberts, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

3:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge

 

Speaker’s Corner
3:30 - Remote Sensing for Oil Detection and Thickness Measurement    
Jay Cho
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Sterling, Virginia, USA

3:45 - Detection and Characterization of Subsurface Oil Using a Calibrated Scientific Echosounder    
Stephen Pearce, Todd Mudge, David Billenness, David Lemon, and Jan Buermans
ASL Environmental Sciences Inc., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada   

 

4:00 - End of day

Thursday, June 6 Room 1

Response Technologies and Countermeasures for Oil Spills

Session Chair - Benjamin G. Fieldhouse

8:30 - Application of Flame Refluxer Concept to In Situ Burning (ISB): Experimental Results of 5 Field Trials in Mobile, Alabama    
Kemal Sarp Arsava
US Army, Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Trevor J. Borth , Shijin Kozhumal, Glenn Mahnken, David Petrow, Ali. S. Rangwala, Hayri Sezer, Panyawat Tukaew, and Robert G. Zalosh
Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Fire Protection Engineering Department,
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Kurt A. Hansen
Hansen Spill Response Research, LLC, Mystic, Connecticut, USA    
Karen N. Stone
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jose Torero
University of Maryland, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
College Park, Maryland, USA
Scott L Fields
US Coast Guard R& D Center, New London, Connecticut, USA

9:00 - Testing of Mechanical Oil Recovery in the Presence of Broken Ice and Slush Ice
Ivar Singsaas, Frode Leirvik, Kristin Sørheim, and Ragnhild L. Daae
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway    

9:30 - An Alternative Approach to Aquatic Toxicity Assessment of Dispersants to Evaluate Suitability for Regulatory Listing in Canada as an Oil Spill Treating Agent
Benjamin G. Fieldhouse, Moshtagh Aljawahari, Adriana Raats, and Nigel Singh
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Paula Jackman, Megan Bauer, and Charles Hopper
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Atlantic Laboratory of Environmental Testing
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

10:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge                            
10:30 - Decanting as Part of Oil Spill Response Operations: Modelling in the Laboratory    
Konstantin Volchek and Vladimir Blinov
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Joe LeClair
Saltwater Response Consulting, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

10:45 - Carbonyls: Relatively-unknown Burn Emissions
Merv F. Fingas,
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

11:00 - High-speed Imaging of Atomization Behavior and Temperature Field in Spray Flames that Simulate Oil Wellhead Fires
Brian T. Fisher, Steven G. Tuttle, Christopher J. Pfützner, and Alfredo D. Tuesta
US Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Safety and Survivability
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Rohit J. Jacob
National Research Council, US Naval Research Lab, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
David A. Kessler
US Navy, Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

11:30 - Demonstration of Reduction in Emissions by Fire Whirls through Small Scale Experiments    
Michael J. Gollner, Sriram Bharath Hariharan, Joseph Dowling, Hamed Farmahini Farahani, and
Ali Tohidi
University of Maryland, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, College Park, Maryland, USA
Yu Hu and Elaine S. Oran
University of Maryland, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College Park, Maryland, USA
Ali Tohidi
One Concern Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA
Karen N. Stone
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Ali S. Rangwala
Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Fire Protection Engineering Department
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Speaker’s Corner
12:00 - Applying Spill Impact Mitigation Assessment (SIMA) to Subsea Dispersant Injection (SSDI) Contingency Planning and Decision-making
Paul A. Schuler
Oil Spill Response Limited, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Mitch Guinn
Oil Spill Response Limited, Houston, Texas, USA

 

12:15 - Attendees’ Lunch – Imperial Ballroom

 

1:30 - Innovative Fire Boom Configuration and Air Injection System to Optimize In Situ Burning Efficiency
Nathan Lamie, Leonard Zabilansky, and Kemal Sarp Arsava
US Army, Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Ian Buist and David Cooper
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Brian K. Gullett
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Karen N. Stone
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Case Histories and Recent Oil Spill Experiences

Session Chair - Carl E. Brown

Speaker’s Corner
2:00 - Tufts Cove: A Case for the Science Table and Decision Making
Vineet Dua
Environment & Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre
Darttmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Speaker’s Corner

2:15 - MV Manolis L:  A Study on Long Term Spill Response (LTSR)
Graham Thomas
Environment & Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

2:30 - A Case Study of Operational Scientific Support in Response to the Environmental Emergency at Lac Mégantic, Québec
Patrick G. Lambert, Chun Yang, Benjamin G. Fieldhouse, Fatemeh S. Mirnaghi, Michael Goldthorp, Bruce P. Hollebone, Sonia Laforest, and Carl E. Brown
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Josée Losier
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Atlantic Laboratory for Environmental Testing,
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Graham Thomas
Environment & Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre,
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Julie Davignon and Simon Despatie
Environment & Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Julie Lamontagne
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Environmental Enforcement, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

3:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge

 

3:30 - Oil Recovery from the Wreck of the WWII German Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, August-October 2018    
Craig Owen Moffatt and Roy Edward Ludi
Global PCCI Inc./Global Phillips Cartner (GPC), Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Stephanie Bocek
US Navy, SUPSALV, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Speaker’s Corner
4:00 - Recent Oil Spill Experiences
Samuel Durrance
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) Ltd., London, United Kingdom

4:30 - End of Technical Seminar

Thursday, June 6 - Room 2

Forum on Multi-partner Research Initiatives (MPRI)

8:30 - Simulation and Evaluation of Decantation after an Air Flotation Enhanced Oil Skimming Process in Cold Water    
Bo Liu, Xing Song, Ethan Matchinsk, Xudong Ye, and Bing Chen
Memorial University, Northern Region Persistent Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Vandad Talimi and Premkumar Thodi
C-CORE, Newfoundland, Canada

8:45 - A New Offshore Oil Spill Response Decision Making Method Based on Human Factor Analysis and Fuzzy Preference Evaluation    
Xudong Ye and Bing Chen
Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Rune Storesund
University of California, Centre for Catastrophic Risk Management (CCRM)
Berkley, California, USA
Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ecosystems Science, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

9:00 - A Review of Laboratory and Tank Testing Studies on Oil and Shorelines    
Elliott Taylor, Travis Scott, and Stephen Gmur
Polaris Applied Sciences Inc., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Edward H. Owens
Owens Coastal Consultants (OCC), Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

9:15 - Geographic Variability in Attenuation and Weathering during Shoreline Oil Translocation in Canadian Coastal Environments    
Edward H. Owens
Owens Coastal Consultants (OCC), Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Elliott Taylor
Polaris Applied Sciences Inc., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

9:30 - Coupled VDROP-J and TAMOC Simulations of Marine Oil Spills for Offshore Newfoundland    
Scott A. Socolofsky
Texas A&M University, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, College Station, Texas, USA
Michel C. Boufadel
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Youyu Lu
Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

9:45 - An Overview of High-resolution Regional Ocean Simulation and Forecasting Models for Oceans and Coastal Waters around Canada    
Youyu Lu
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

10:00 - Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations and Exhibits – Georgian Lounge       

 

10:30 - In Situ Burning as an Oil Spill Response in Canadian Waters: A Critical Review
Kathleen Munson and Feiyue Wang
University of Manitoba, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ian Buist
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ecosystems Science, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10:45 - Identification and Prioritization of Risk Factors for Oil Spills Caused by Transportation Accidents    
Rehan Sadiq, Saba Saleem, and Guangji Hu
University of British Columbia Okanagan, School of Engineering
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Fate and Effects of Oil

Session Chair - Thomas L. King

11:00 - Dispersed Oil in Relation to the Formation and Fate of Marine Snow    
Odd Gunnar Brakstad, Ingrid Annemarie Henry, Roman Netzer, Emyln John Davies, and
T. Deni Ribicic
SINTEF Ocean AS, Department of Environment and New Resources, Trondheim, Norway    

11:30 - Seasonal Climatic Factors Influence on Monocyclic Aromatics Rate of Release and Decay in Water from Surface Spills of Oil Sands Products    
Thomas L. King, Brian Robinson, and Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Haoshaui Li
Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qingdao, Shandong, China
Michel C. Boufadel
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Natural Resources, Development and Protection
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Jason A.C. Clyburne
St. Mary’s University, Departments of Chemistry & Environmental Science
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

12:00 - Attendees’ Lunch – Imperial Ballroom

 

1:30    Biodegradation Potential Assessment of Sediments from Lac Mégantic (Québec, Canada) Contaminated with Light Residual Oil    
Zeyu Yang, Bruce P. Hollebone, Keval Shah, Chun Yang, and Carl E. Brown
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sabine Dodard, Manon Sarrazin, and Geoffrey Sunahara
National Research Council Canada, Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2:00 - Formation, Detection, and Fate of Oil Photo-products Formed after Marine Oil Spills    
Christoph Aeppli, Samuel Katz, Haining Chen, and Erin Beirne
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine, USA

Speaker’s Corner
2:15 - Tracking the Fate, Behaviour, and Effects of Weathered Fuel Oil through Artificial Beaches    
Alice C. Ortmann, Susan E. Cobanli, Gary D. Wohlgeschafffen, Taylor Watts, Brian Robinson, and Thomas L. King
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada    

2:30 - Experimental Observations of Oil Encapsulation and Migration in Ice    
Mawuli Kwaku Afenyo
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Eleanor Bailey Dudley
C-CORE, Centre for Arctic Resource Development, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Brian Veitch and Faisal Kahn
Memorial University, Centre for Risk Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE)
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

3:00 - End of Day

Posters

Posters are on display in the Georgian Lounge

Tuesday, June 4

Examining the Physical Interactions of Corn Oil (Medium Crude Oil Surrogate) in Sea Ice and its Potential for Chemical Partitioning within an Arctic Environment
Durell Sterling Desmond, Thomas D. Neusitzer, Marcos Lemes, Dustin Isleifson, Diana Saltymakova, Amirbahador Mansoori, David G. Barber, and Gary A. Stern
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
* with paper
    
Modelling of the SARA Fractionation of Oil Components    
Trevor N. Brown
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Distribution of Volatile Hydrocarbons within Sea Ice: A Mesocosm Study
Katarzyna Polcwiartek, Diana Saltymakova, Nolan Snyder, Durrell Sterling Desmond, David G. Barber,
Gary A. Stern, and Feiyue Wang
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Adsorption Behaviours of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) on Selected Adsorbents in Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)-Impacted Groundwater    
Yuan (James) Yao, Tanja U. Sack, Konstantin Volcek, and Carl E. Brown
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jeff Small
Environment & Climate Change Canada, National Laboratory for Environmental Testing
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
* with paper

Treatment and Disposal of Oily Waste Generated in Spill Cleanup Operations
Konstantin Volchek, Vladimir Blinov, Yuan Yao, Benjamin G. Fieldhouse, Patrick G. Lambert, and
Carl E. Brown
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Viktor Charivker
Chemwave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
* with paper
 
Physiological Responses of Fathead Minnow Embryos Exposed to Cold Lake Blend Diluted Bitumen Spilled at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area    
Linda R. Lara-Jacobo, Lucie Baillon, and Valérie S. Langlois
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Lauren Timlick and Mark L. Hanson
University of Manitoba, Department of Environment and Geography
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Jose Luis Rodríguez-Gil and Jules M. Blais
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Bruce P. Hollebone
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada    
Diane M. Orihel
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Vince P. Palace International Institute of for Sustainable Development (IISD) – Experimental Lakes Area
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Characterization, Degeneration, and Rejuvenation of a Halotolerant Crude Oil Degrading Bacillus safensis Strain Y12 Isolated from a Chinese Coastal Oilfield
Yan Yang and Hongqi Wang
Beijing Normal University, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Yan Yang, Jinghua Jin, Yang Zhao, Qiwei Gu, and Shuang Liang
Environmental Protection Research Institute of Light Industry, Haidian District, Beijing, China
* with paper

Oiled Wildlife Response Planning for Inland Regions in California
Kyra Mills, Curt Clumpner, and Michael Ziccardi
University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Oiled Wildlife Care Network
Davis, California, USA    
Towards Rapid Identification of Waxy Pollution Deposits on Beaches Using a Decision Matrix Based on Simple Chemical Tests
Clare Hynes et al.
Centre for Environment Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Department of Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 5

Government of Canada Oil Spill Research: An Update on Five Years of Studies    
Carl E. Brown, Patrick G. Lambert, and Natalie C. Jones
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Megan Willie
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Thomas L. King  
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Heather Dettman
Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Devon, Alberta, Canada
* with paper

Researching Oil Spills in Douglas Channel
Manuel Bringué
Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Too Much of a Good Thing: Managing Data in a Response for Effective Situational Awareness and Visualisation    
James T. Pringle
Oil Spill Response Ltd. (OSRL), Southampton, Hampshire, England

Amylopectin- and Isoleucine-based Solidifiers for Oil Spill Containment and Recovery    
Stanislav R. Stoyanov, Fernanda Motta, Junfeng Zhang, and Yi Zhang
Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Devon, Alberta, Canada
Joao B.P. Soãres
University of Alberta, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Analysis of the Effect of Sub Sea Dispersant Injection on the Macondo Blowout Using BP Gulf Science Data
Claire B. Paris, Igal Berenshtein, Robin Faillettaz, Zachary M. Aman, Michael Schlüter, and
Samantha B. Joye
University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

The Creation of Citizen Scientist Groups as an Invaluable Approach to Pre-impact Response Planning: An Example from Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA    
Mark A. Kulp, Dinah Maygarden, and Carrie Miller
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Edward H. Owens and Lauren Glushik
Owens Coastal Consultants (OCC), Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

The Canadian Oil Spill Modellling Suite (COSMoS) – Parallel Phase, Validation and Verification
Guillaume Marcotte, Laura Lam, Kuo-Hsien Chang, and Paul Pestieau
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Dorval, Quebec

Thursday, June 6

Development of an Analytical Centre of Excellence in Chemical Characterization of Oil and Oil Spills in the Environment    
Ashish Sarker, Jake Ritchie, Debbie Armstrong, Zou Zou Kuzyk, Gary A. Stern, and Feiyue Wang
University of Manitoba, Departments of Environment and Geography and Geological Sciences
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada    

Evaluation of a Biosurfactant as a Potential Herding Agent for Marine Oil Spill Response
Miao Yu, Bing Chen and Baiyu Zhang
Memorial University, Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

The Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Sediment Organisms: Microorganisms, Chironomids, and Amphipods
Nishodi Indiketi, Gaëlle Triffault-Bouchet, Nicolas Gruyer, and L. Levert
Institut de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec, Quebec, Canada    
Nishodi Indiketi and Patrice Couture
Centre d’expertise en analyse environnementale du Québec (CEAEQ), Québec, Québec, Canada

Access Western Blend (Dilbit) Weathered on Cold Fresh and Marine Salt Waters    
Thomas L. King, Brian Robinson, and Patrick Toole
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jason A.C. Clyburne
St. Mary’s University, Departments of Chemistry & Environmental Science, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
* with paper

Physical and Chemically Enhanced Dispersion of Synthetic Bitumen in Fresh and Brackish Waters    
Thomas L. King, Brian Robinson, Scott A. Ryan, Jennifer Mason, Graeme Soper, and Patrick Toole
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jason A.C. Clyburne
St. Mary’s University, Departments of Chemistry & Environmental Science, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
* with paper

Effects of Chemical Environmental Contaminants on the Health and Resilience of Scleractinian Corals    
D. Abigail Renegar
Nova Southeastern University, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Dania, Florida, USA
* with paper

Direct Comparison of the LISST-100X and 200X Instruments to Measure Particle Size Distribution and Volume Concentrations in Water
Scott A. Ryan
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada    

Biodegradation Potential of Enriched Arctic Bacteria Estimated from Crude Oil-in-ice Mesocosm Experiment
Diana Saltymakova, Alastair F. Smith, Katarzyna Polcwiartek, Durrell Sterling Desmond, Nolan Snyder,
Teresinha Wolfe, Maria A. Bautista, Michael Stone. Emily Ellefson, Casey Hubert, and Gary A. Stern
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Analysis of Mesocosm Oiling Data Using drEEM-PARAFAC Modelling
Gary D. Wohlgeschaffen, Susan E. Cobanli, Brian Robinson, Jennifer Mason, Alison Gladwell,
Jessica MacDonald, Thomas L. King, and Alice C. Ortmann
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Diluted Bitumen Weathering Yields a Differential Fish Embryotoxicity
Linda R. Lara-Jacobo, Charles Gauthier, Patrice Couture
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Québec, Québec, Canada
Qin Xin and Heather Dettman
Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Devon, Alberta, Canada
F. Dupont and Gaëlle Triffault-Bouchet
Centre d’expertise en analyse environnementale du Québec (CEAEQ), Québec, Québec, Canada

Monitoring Seasonal Microplankton Community Response to a Simulated Surface Oil Spill in a Coastal Ecosystem    
Susan E. Cobanli, Camilla Ryther, Taylor Watts, Gary D. Wohlgeschaffen, and Alice C. Ortmann
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Charles W. Greer, Miria Elias, and Jessica Wasserscheid
Natural Research Council of Canada, Energy, Mining, and Environment
Montréal, Québec, Canada    

Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PACs) on Biological Responses of Early Life Stage Fish: A Global Meta-analysis    
Geraldine Patey and Valérie S. Langlois
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Québec, Québec, Canada
R.A. Lavoie
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Québec, Québec, Canada


See you next year!
We hope you will join us from June 2 to 4, 2020 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta for the 43rd AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response.

 

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