Call for papers: 40th AMOP technical seminar on environmental contamination and response

Deadline December 31, 2016

40th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response

June 6 to 8, 2017
Alberta, Canada

The 40th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response will be held from June 6 to 8, 2017 in Alberta, Canada. The AMOP Technical Seminar is an international forum on preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from spills of oil and chemicals in the environment. It also deals with solutions for remediating long-term contaminated sites. AMOP is organized and sponsored by Environment Canada.

AMOP Abstract Submissions

Environment and Climate Change Canada is seeking papers for the 2017 AMOP Technical Seminar. You are invited to submit an Abstract for a paper for possible presentation. Papers should be about new research and not previously published. They should address key issues on the topics relating to either oil and other petroleum products or chemicals and hazardous materials that are listed on the next page.

Sessions will consist of 10- or 20-minute presentations, followed by 5- or 10-minute question periods. There may also be Speaker’s Corner presentations at which results of more recent research can be discussed. Researchers can also present their latest work at daily poster presentations.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is December 31, 2016. Abstracts should be approximately 300 words long. Download the Abstract Submission form.

Abstracts will be reviewed by an independent panel. If your abstract is accepted, an electronic copy of draft papers is due March 13, 2017. These papers will be peer-reviewed and checked for technical accuracy and format. Final, corrected papers must be received by April 10, 2017 to allow time for the seminar proceedings to be prepared.

Details about registration and hotel accommodations will be included in the Preliminary Program, which will be e-mailed in February, 2017. The program will also be available here.

Topics Related to Oil and Other Petroleum Products

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour

  • Identification and forensics
  • Emulsification and dispersion
  • Analytical techniques and instrumentation

Response Technologies and Countermeasures

  • Treating agents
  • In-situ burning
  • Containment and recovery

Remediation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation

  • Bioremediation
  • Phytoremediation
  • Mechanical and chemical processing
  • Site recovery
  • Decontamination

Fate and Effects

  • Toxicity

Detection, Tracking, and Remote Sensing

Modelling

Contingency Planning, Preparation, and Prevention

  • Health and safety
  • Area response planning
  • Risk assessment

Shoreline Response

  • Protection
  • Treatment options
  • Decisions/plans

Case Histories and Recent Spill Experiences

Oil Impacts on Wildlife

  • Prevention, preparedness, and emergency response (including case studies and lessons learned)
  • Treatment and associated outcomes of oiled wildlife
  • Impact assessment
    - Toxicity and other effects (sensitivity analyses, fate and effects, pathophysiological)
    - Risk of exposure analyses (spatial and temporal overlap, stochastic modelling)
    - Marine population monitoring (vital rates, recovery)

Special Session - Nonconventional Oils

  • Oil sands products and condensates
  • Shale oils (Bakken)
  • Crude-by-rail

Topics Related to Chemicals and Hazardous Materials

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour

  • Identification
  • Analytical techniques and instrumentation
  • Profiles
  • Transportation

Response Technologies and Countermeasures

  • Neutralizers
  • Containment products

Remediation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation

  • Bioremediation
  • Phytoremediation
  • Chemical and physical treatment
  • Site recovery
  • Decontamination

Fate and Effects

  • Toxicity
  • Wildlife

Monitoring and Assessment

Modelling

Contingency Planning, Preparation, and Prevention

  • Health and safety

Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Response

  • Activity updates
  • Field trials/exercises
  • Contingency plans

Case Histories and Recent Spill Experiences

Special Session (topic to be determined)

Send all submissions to:

Natalie Jones
Technical Seminar Coordinator
Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Environment and Climate Change Canada
335 River Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0H3

Telephone: (613) 991-1114
Fax: (613) 991-9485
E-mail: ec.colloquetechniqueamop-amoptechnicalseminar.ec@canada.ca

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