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37th Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response

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

Tuesday, June 3 - Room 1

Fate and Effects of Oil

Session Chair Kenneth Lee

8:30 Ecotoxicity of Canola and Tallow Biodiesel Blends to Selected Soil Organisms
Sylvie Rocheleau, Manon Sarrazin, Sabine Dodard, Chantale Beaulieu, Jalal Hawari, and Geoffrey Sunahara
National Research Council of Canada, Biotechnology Research Institute
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Bruce P. Hollebone and Zeyu Yang
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

9:00 New Methodological Aspects of Assessment of Biological Hazard of Oil Spills
Grigory Barenboim and Aleksandr Saveka
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Institute of Water Problems
Moscow, Russia

9:30 The Effects of Crude Oil and Corexit 9500 on the Indigenous Arctic Microbial Community
Kelly M. McFarlin, Robert A. Perkins, and Mary Beth Leigh
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Jack Q. Word
NewFields Northwest
Port Gamble, Washington, USA

10:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presetnations, and Exhibits

10:30 Toxicological Profiling of Water-soluble Fractions of Crude Oil and Diesel in Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)
Tor Fredrik Holth, K. Hylland, and D.P. Eidsvoll
University of Oslo, Department of Biology
Oslo, Norway
E. Farmen
Norweigan Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
Oslo, Norway
C. Martinez-Gomez
Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
Varadero, Spain
Hélène Budzinski
Universtié Bordeaux, ISM
Talence, Cedex, France
T. Burgeot
IFREMER, Nantes, France
L. Guilhermino
University of Porto, CIIMAR & ICBAS, Porto, Portugal

Speaker's Corner
11:00 The Association between Physical or Chemical Properties and Toxicity of Alkylsubstituted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) to Embryos of Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes)
Hongkang Lin
Queen's University, Department of Biology
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's Corner
11:30 Long-term Weathering of an Arctic Oil Spill: Revisiting the Svalbard Shoreline Field Trial Site In-situ Treatment of Oiled Shoreline Sediment (ITOSS)
Liv-Guri Faksness and Svein Ramstad
SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Marine Environmental Technology
Trondheim, Norway
Mona Skagseth Noreng
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway

Remediation, Restoration and Rehabilitation of Oil Spills

Session Chair Kenneth Lee

12:00 Influence of the Nature and the Weathering of Oil on Surfwashing Efficiency: Experimental Study with the Shoreline Bench
Ronan Jézéquel and François-Xavier Merlin
Cedre
Brest, Cedex 2, France

12:15 Attendees' Lunch

1:30 Rhamnolipids Enhance Crude Oil Bioremediation in Simulated Marine Oil Spill System
Mutai Bao, Qingguo Chen, Yiming Li, Xiaoning Fan, and Shengkang Liang
Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry, Theory and Technology Qingdao, Shandong, China
Congwen Shan
Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Agriculture and Biology
Shanghai, China
Peiyan Sun and Xiaofei Yang
North China Sea Environmental Monitoring Center of the State Oceanic Administration
Qingdao, Shandong, China

2:00 Biodegradation of Crude Oil by a Microbial Consortium in a Simulated Marine Shoreline Environment
Mutai Bao, Lina Wang, and Yiming Li
Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry, Theory and Technology Qingdao, Shandong, China
Congwen Shan
Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Agriculture and Biology
Shanghai, China
Peiyan Sun and Xiaofei Yang
North China Sea Environmental Monitoring Center of the State Oceanic Administration
Qingdao, Shandong, China

3:00 Refreshment Break

3 :30 End of day

5:15 to 6:30 Welcome Reception

 


Tuesday, June 3 - Room 2

Remediation, Restoration and Rehabilitation of Chemical and Hazardous Material Spills
Dépollution, restauration et réhabilitation des déversements de produits chimiques
et matières dangereuses

Session Chair Michael D. Goldthorp

8:30 Halophytes Present New Opportunities in Phytoremediation Applications
Nicolas Kalogerakis and E. Manousaki
Technical University of Crete, Department of Environmental Engineering
Chania, Crete, Greece

Monitoring and Assessment of Chemical and Hazardous Material Spills

Session Chair Michael D. Goldthorp

Speaker's Corner
9:00 The Use of Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) for Discerning Sources of Tricholorethylene (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (PCE) within a Comingled Groundwater Plume in California, USA
Leo M. Rebele
REA, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Irvine, California, USA

9:30 Chemicals Behaviour in the Seawater Column
Mélanie Fuhrer and Stéphane Le Floch
Cedre
Brest, Cedex 2, France
Mélanie Fuhrer, Laurent Aprin, and Pierre Slangen
École des Mines d'Alès
Alès, France

10:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presntations, and Exhibits

Contingency Planning, Preparation and Prevention of Spills of Chemicals and Hazardous Materials

Session Chair Michael D. Goldthorp

10:30 Understanding Chemical Pollution at Sea: A Learning Package
Karen Quintin, Mélusine Gaillard, and Stéphane Le Floch
Cedre
Brest, Cedex 2, France
André Laflamme, Josée Lamoureux, and Rachel Rousseau
Transport Canada, Marine Safety and Environmental Response
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

11:00 Assessing Current On-line Resources as Viable Tools for Site Safety Planning
Michael D. Goldthorp and Patrick G. Lambert
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's Corner
11:30 Environmental Occurrences Notification Agreements and Regulations
Mireille Chaput-Dyer
Environment Canada, Environmental Emergencies Division
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

 

Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) Response

Session Chair David B. Mickunas


11:45 Advancing the Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer Fitted with an Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) Source to Provide Analytical Assistance for a Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) Release12:15 Attendees' Lunch
David B. Mickunas and Stephen Blaze
US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Danielle McCall
SERAS Contract, Lockheed Martin Corporation
USA

12:00 Attendees' Lunch

1:30 The Assessment and Remediation of Areas Impacted by a Terrorist Incident - The Role of the Private Sector
Patrick G. Lambert, Michael D. Goldthorp, Konstantin Volchek, and Carl E. Brown
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Fred Scaffidi and Kathleen Corriveau
Transport Canada, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sandy Lavigne, Rowan Morris, and Michael McCall
International Safety Research (ISR)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Paul Butler
Magellan Engineering
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2:00 A New Approach to Risk Analysis for Emerging Chemicals Related to Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) Threat
Yuan (James) Yao, Konstantin Volchek, and Carl E. Brown
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Renata Raina
University of Regina, Department of Chemistry
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2:30 State of the Science on Decontamination of Drinking Water Infrastructure
Vladimir Blinov, Konstantin Volchek, Carl E. Brown, and Wenxing Kuang
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jeffrey Szabo and Scott Minamyer
US Environment Protection Agency (US EPA)
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

3:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presntations, and Exhibits

3:30 A Road Map to Canadian Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) Decontamination Contractors Network

Pervez Azmi, Konstantin Volchek, Patrick G. Lambert, and Carl E. Brown
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Monique Punt
MPunt Environmental Consulting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Frank Kitching and Michael McCall
International Safety Research (ISR)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Fred Scaffidi and Kathleen Corriveau
Transport Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

4:00 Minimization of Radioactive Liquid Wastes after Building/Area Decontamination Operations: A Scoping Study
Wenxing Kuang, Konstantin Volchek, Vladimir Blinov, Pervez Azmi, and Carl E. Brown
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Gregory G. Kagramanov
D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Department of Chemical Engineering
Moscow, Russia
Saviz Mortazavi
Natural Resources Canada, Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratory
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

4:30 End of day

5:15 to 6:30 Welcome Reception

 

Tuesday, June 3 - Room 3

Special Session - Distinguishing Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHCs) from Biogenic Organic Compounds (BOCs) in Oil-contaminated Soils

Session Chair Zhendi Wang

8:30 Fingerprinting of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHCs) and other Biogenic Organic Compounds (BOCs) in the 2nd Set of Oil-contaminated and Background Soil Samples
Zhendi D. Wang, Zeyu Yang, Chun Yang, Bruce P. Hollebone, Carl E. Brown, Mike Landriault, and Juan Sun
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Stephen M. Mudge
Exponent UK
Hornbeam, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Francine Kelly-Hooper and D. George Dixon
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

9:00 Determination of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Differentiation of Petrogenic and Biogenic Inputs in Contaminated and Background Soils or Sediments
Chun Yang, Zhendi D. Wang, Bruce P. Hollebone, Carl E. Brown, Mike Landriault, Keval Shah, and Benjamin G. Fieldhouse
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

9:30 Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPHs) Measurement Uncertainties for Soil Samples
Zeyu Yang, Zhendi D. Wang, Chun Yang, Bruce P. Hollebone, Carl E. Brown, and Mike Landriault
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Zeyu Yang
South-Central University for Nationalities, College of Chemistry and Materials Science
Wuhan, China

10:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presntations, and Exhibits

10:30 Phytoremediation of Petroleum and Salt Impacted Soils: A Scientifically-based Innovative Remediation Process
Bruce M. Greenberg, Xiao-Dong Huang, Karen Gerhardt, Peter Mosley, Xiao-Ming Yu, Scott Liddycoat, Xiaobu Lu, Brianne McCallum, Greg MacNeill, Nicole Knezevich, and Matt Hannaberg
University of Waterloo, Department of Biology
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Perry Gerwing
Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Inc.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Terry Obal and Bryan Chubb
Maxxam Analytics
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's Corner
11:00 Determination of Aromatic Steranes in Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

Chun Yang, Yan Li, Zhendi D. Wang, Zeyu Yang, Mike Landriault, Bruce P. Hollebone, Chunyan Wang, and Carl E. Brown
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's Corner
11:30 Using Full Range Carbon Ratios to Exclude Clean Soils from Petroleum Contaminated

Francine Kelly-Hooper, and D. George Dixon
University of Waterloo, Biology Department
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Jocelyn Kennedy, Glenna Pike, and Andrea Armstrong
ALS Laboratories
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

12:00 Attendees' Lunch

Special Session - Challenges of Offshore Oil Spills in Harsh Environments

Session Chair Bing Chen

Speaker's Corner
1:30 Can We Make Sound Decisions to Combat Offshore Oil Spills?
Bing Chen and Baiyu Zhang
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

2:00 Development of a Multiple-stage Simulation Based Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Approach for Supporting Offshore Oil Spill Recovery
Pu Li, Bing Chen, Baiyu Zhang, Liang Jing, and Jisi Zheng
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

2:30 Two Analytical Methods for Real-time Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Oil Contaminated Seawater
Jisi Zheng, Bo Liu, Jing Ping, Bing Chen, and Baiyu Zhang
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

3:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presntations, and Exhibits

3:30 A Stochastic Simulation-based Hybrid Interval Fuzzy Programming (SHIFP) Approach for Optimizing the Treatment of Recovered Oily Water in Harsh Environments
Liang Jing, Bing Chen, and Baiyu Zhang
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Speaker's Corner
3:45 Biosurfactant Production by a Pseudomonas Strain for Enhanced Oil Spill Bioremediation in Harsh Environments
Baiyu Zhang, Weiyun Lin, and Zhiwen Zhu
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

4:15 End of day

5:15 to 6:30 Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 4 - Room 1

Response Technologies and Countermeasures for Oil Spills

Session Chair Benjamin G. Fieldhouse

8:30 Recent Efforts to Develop and Commercialize Oil Herders
Ian A. Buist
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Peter Lane and Peter Newsom
AFTI/Desmi Ro-Clean
Orchard Park, New York, USA
Tim Nedwed and Amy Tidwell
Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
Houston, Texas, USA
Ken Flagg
Oxnard, California, USA

9:00 Research on Using Oil Herding Agents for Rapid Response In Situ Burning of Oil Slicks on Open Water
Ian A. Buist
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Paul Meyer
MAR, Inc./Ohmsett
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA

9:30 Subsea Dispersant Use during the Deepwater Horizon Incident
Tim Nedwed, Tom Coolbaugh, and Amy Tidwell
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Houston, Texas, USA

10:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations, and Exhibits

10:30 Toxicity Evaluation of the Oil Surface Washing Agent Corexit 9580 and its Shoreline Application in Burrard Inlet, British Columbia
Dayue Shang, Craig Buday, Graham van Aggelen, and Al Colodey
Environment Canada, Pacific and Yukon Environmental Science Centre
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

11:00 Development of an Improved Environment Canada Test for Evaluating Surface Washing Agent Effectiveness
Benjamin G. Fieldhouse
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

11:30 One-step Offshore Collection and Removal: Combining an Oleopohilic Skimmer and Floating Burner
David Cooper, Ian A. Buist, and Randy Belore
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tim Nedwed and Amy Tidwell
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Houston, Texas, USA

12:00 Attendees' Lunch

1:30 High Capacity Advancing Oil Recovery System Performance Testing at Ohmsett for the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE
Paul Meyer, Bill Schmidt, Dave DeVittis, and Jane-Ellen Delgado
MAR, Inc./Ohmsett
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA

2:00 Alternative Response Technologies: Progressing Learnings
Michael (Mike) J. Cortez and Hunter G. Rowe
BP America, Inc.
Houston, Texas, USA

2:30 Controlled In-situ Burning: Transition from Alternative Technology to Conventional Spill Response Option
Neré Mabile
BP America, Inc.
Houston, Texas, USA

3:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presntations, and Exhibits

3:30 Autochthonous Bioaugmentation Coupled with Biostimulation Represents
an Effective Strategy to Combat Marine Oil Spills
Nicolas Kalogerakis and Maria Nikolopoulou
Technical University of Crete, Department of Environmental Engineering
Chania, Crete, Greece
P. Eickenbusch
University Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Chemistry
Essen, Germany
Nikos Pasadakis
Technical University of Crete, Department of Mineral Resources Engineering
Chania, Crete, Greece

Speaker's Corner
4:00 Dispersants Use in Oil Spill Response: Updating the Paradigm for Prince William Sound, Alaska
Roger H. Green, John S. French, and Joseph Banta
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Speaker's Corner
4:30 Introduction to the Joint Industry Task Force (JITF) American Petroleum Institute (API) In-situ Burn (ISB) Research Program
Jim Myers and Alexis Steen
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Houston, Texas, USA

5:00 End of day

Wednesday, June 4 - Room 2

Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) Response (continued)

Session Chair David B. Mickunas

8:30 Development and Application of an Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) Library for Field Samples Contaminated with Chemical Warfare Agents and Related Compounds
James R. Hancock and Stephanie D. Huelin
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) - Suffield
Ralston, Alberta, Canada

9:00 Framework for a Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) Decontamination Initiative
Norman Yanofsky
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Konstantin Volchek, Carl E. Brown, and Patrick G. Lambert
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's Corner
9:30 An Update on Environment Canada's Emergency Response Program and Terrorist Related Events

Patrick G. Lambert, Michael D. Goldthorp, Benjamin G. Fieldhouse, Carl E. Brown, Lyndon Brinkworth, Marc Sheeran, Chris Raymond, Matthieu Dussault, Ryan Wheeler, Raymond Kotchorek, Marc-Etienne Lesieur, and Kerry J. Ketcheson
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations, and Exhibits

Detection, Tracking and Remote Sensing of Oil Spills

Session Chair Carl E. Brown

10:30 How to Measure Slick Thickness (or Not)*
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
*with poster/avec affiche

11:00 The Evolution and First Results of the Emergency Spatial Pre-SCAT for Arctic Coastal Ecosystems (eSPACE) Project
Sonia Laforest
Environment Canada, Emergency Section
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jason Duffe and Anne-Marie Demers
Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


11:30 Improving Oil Spill Response Decision Making Using a Rapidly Deployed Aerial Imaging Platform
David W. Sweeten
BP America, Inc.
Houston, Texas, USA
Jonathon Wittman and Pierre Le Roux
Aerometric
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
Tom Bleier
SkyIMD
San Carlos, California, USA

Oil Spill Modelling

Session Chair William (Bill) J. Lehr

11:45 Ecological Risk Assessment Modelling in Spill Response Decisions
William (Bill) J. Lehr
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Emergency Response Division
Seattle, Washington, USA
Dagmar Schmidt Etkin
Environmental Research Consulting
Cortlandt Manor, New York, USA

12:15 Attendees' Lunch

1:30 Integrating the Coriolis Effect in Trajectory Models Used for Estimating Seabird Mortality Attributable to Illicit Ship-source Oily Discharges Occurring Offshore of British Columbia
Patrick O'Hara
Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Sean Boyd
Environment Canada, Science and Technology Branch
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
William R. Crawford
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ocean Sciences Division
Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

2:00 Advances in Shoreline Modeling Enabled by Experimental Data
Ismail Durgut, Petter Rønningen, Jane Helen Carlsen Øksenvåg, and Mark Reed
SINTEF Material and Chemistry, Marine Environmental Technology
Trondheim, Norway

2:15 Pollution of Caspian Sea Waters and its Tributaries by Oil Hydrocarbons and their Degradation in Marine Environment: Assessment with the Help of Mathematical Modeling
Alexander V. Leonov and O.V. Chicherina
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Moscow, Russia
L.V. Semenyak
All-Russia Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography
Moscow, Russia

2:30 Development of a Quantitative Risk Model for Inland Facility and Pipeline Spills
Dagmar Schmidt Etkin
Environmental Research Consulting
Cortlandt Manor, New York, USA

3:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations, and Exhibits

3:30 Oil Spill Consequence Analyses for Potentially-polluting Shipwrecks
Deborah French McCay and Danielle Reich
RPS-Applied Science Associates, Inc.
South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA
Jacqueline Michel
Research Planning Inc.
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Dagmar Schmidt Etkin
Environmental Research Consulting
Cortlandt Manor, New York, USA
Lisa Symons and John Wagner
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Marine Sanctuaries
Seattle, Washington, USA
Doug Helton
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Office of Response and Restoration
Seattle, Washington, USA

Speaker's Corner
4:00 Next Generation Oil Spill Trajectory Analysis
C.J. Beegle-Krause
Research4D
Seattle, Washington, USA
Milton Halem
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Tom Peacock
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Nazila Merati
Merati and Associates
Seattle, Washington, USA

Speaker's Corner
4:30 The Deepwater Horizon Subsurface Plume: A Theoretical Transport Model for Oil Accumulation and Dispersion

Louis J. Thibodeaux and Ed Overton
Louisiana State University, Department of Chemical Engineering
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

5:00 End of day


Thursday, June 5 - Room 1

Oil Spill Contingency Planning, Preparation, and Prevention

Session Chair Dagmar Schmidt Etkin

8:30 Trends in Oil Spills from Tankers and ITOPF Non-tanker Attended Incidents
Susannah Musk
International Tankers Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF)
London, United Kingdom

9:00 Responding to the Spill before it Happens - The Value of Participating in Environmental Assessment
Hal Leadlay
Environment Canada, Environmental Assessment and Marine Program Division
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Patrick G. Lambert
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

9:30 Improving Oiled Wildlife Preparedness and Response in the Great Lakes Region
Ryan Wheeler
Environment Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Barbara Campbell
Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations, and Exhibits

10:30 Application of Flow Duration Analysis in River Oil Spill Management
Babatunde Anifowose
Coventry University, Department of Geography, Environment, and Disaster Management
Coventry, United Kingdom
Damian Lawler, Dan van der Horst, and Lee Chapman
University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences
Birmingham, United Kingdom

11:00 A Preventative Method for Minimizing Environmental Risks Based on the Optimization of the Location of Potentially Dangerous Activities
Tarmo Soomere
Tallinn University of Technology, Institute of Cybernetics
Tallinn, Estonia

11:30 Oil in Canadian Waters: Identifying Significant Ecological Areas Vulnerable to Chronic Oil Pollution in Canada's Coasts
Norma Serra-Sogas, Stephanie Blazey, and Rosaline Canessa
University of Victoria, Geography Department
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Patrick O'Hara
Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
Sidney, British Columbia
Stefania Bertazzon
University of Calgary, Geography Department
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Speaker's Corner
11:45 Integrated Polymer Based Monitoring System for Online and In-situ Petroleum Detection

Kelly Hawboldt, Christina Bottaro, and Erika Merschrod
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

12:15 Attendees' Lunch

1:30 End of day


Thursday, June 5 - Room 2

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour of Oil Spills

Session Chair Merv F. Fingas

8:30 Vegetable Oil Spills: Oil Properties and Behaviour*
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
* with poster/avec affiche

9:00 Formation of Oil-SPM Aggregates Using Natural Sediment from Jiaozhou Bay, China
Juan Sun, Jianbo Lu, Chaocheng Zhao, Dongfeng Zhao, Fang Liu, Yunbo Zhang, and Chunxiang Geng
China University of Petroleum, College of Chemical Engineering
Qingdao, Shandong, China

9:30 Quantification of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PACs) and Alkylated Derivatives by Gas Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS/MS) to Qualify a Reference Oil
Rami Kanan, Justine Receveur, Julien Guyomarch, and Stéphane Le Floch
Cedre
Brest, Cedex 2, France
Rami Kanan and Hélène Budzinski
Université de Bordeaux, Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Contineaux-Laboratoire de Physico Chimie de l'Environnement (EPOC-LPTC)
Talence, Cedex, France
Jan T. Andersson
University of Münster, Institute of Inorganic and Analytic Chemistry
Münster, Germany

10:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presntations, and Exhibits

10:30 Extraction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles (PASHs) and Alkylated Derivatives from Seawater using Solid-phase Microextraction (SPME)-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Rami Kanan and Stéphane Le Floch
Cedre
Brest, Cedex 2, France
Rami Kanan, Karyn Le Menach, and Hélène Budzinski
Université de Bordeaux, Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Contineaux -Laboratoire de Physico Chimie de l'Environnement (EPOC-LPTC)
Talence, Cedex, France
Jan T. Andersson
University of Munster, Institute of Inorganic and Analytic Chemistry
Munster, Germany

11:00 A Rapid LC/MS Method for the Determination of Naphthenic, Decanoic and Cycloehexanepentanoic Acids in Support of Toxicology Study
Dayue Shang, Alexandra Legzdins, and Jaimie Parton
Environment Canada, Pacific and Yukon Environmental Science Centre
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

11:30 Introduction to Oil Chemistry and Properties*
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
* with poster/avec affiche

12:00 Attendees' Lunch

1:30 Stability of Oil-in-water Emulsions Formed in the Coastal Aquifier
Juan Sun, Dongfeng Zhao, Chaocheng Zhao, and Fang Liu
China University of Petroleum, College of Chemical Engineering
Qingdao, Shandong, China

2:00 Chemical Characterization of Oil-Water Systems Using Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE)-Thermal Desorption (TD)-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Rami Kanan and Stéphane Le Floch
Cedre
Brest, Cedex 2, France
Rami Kanan, Karyn Le Menach,and Hélène Budzinski
Université de Bordeaux, Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Contineaux-Laboratoire de Physico Chimie de l'Environnement (EPOC-LPTC)
Talence, Cedex, France
Jan T. Andersson
University of Münster, Institute of Inorganic and Analytic Chemistry
Münster, Germany

2:30 Oil Weathering, Impact Assessment and Response Option Studies at the Pilot Scale: Improved Methodology and Design of a New Dedicated Flume Test
Julien Guyomarch, Stéphane Le Floch, and Ronan Jézéquel
Cedre
Brest, Cedex 2, France

3:00 Refreshment Break, Poster Presentations, and Exhibits

3:30 Age Dating a Heating Oil Release: Investigations into Liability Ownership following a Spill and Associated Reclamation
Detlef (Deib) A. Birkholz
ALS Environmental, Centre of Excellence
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Michael Flynn
Rochon Engineering
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Case Histories and Recent Oil Spill Experiences

Session Chair Carl E. Brown

Speaker's Corner - Tribune libre
4:00 Recent Oil Spill Experiences

Franck Laruelle, International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) Ltd.
London, United Kingdom

4:30 End of Technical Seminar - Fin du Colloque technique

 

Posters - Tuesday, June 3

New Methods of Dealing with Asphalten-Resin-Parafin Deposits in the Production, Transportation and Treatment of Oil and their Role in Protecting the Environment
Nariman F. Javadov, N. Mamedova, G. Verdiyeva, and E. Javadov
Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Baku, Azerbaijan

Fair or Foul? Using Full Range Carbon Ratios to Exclude Clean Soils from Petroleum Contaminated Remediation Zones
Francine Kelly-Hooper, and D. George Dixon
University of Waterloo, Biology Department
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Jocelyn Kennedy, Glenna Pike, and Andrea Armstrong
ALS Laboratories
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Surfactant Systems for Recovery of Heavy Oil and Natural Bitumen and for Remediation of the Environment
Yuriy Sheremeta
Ukrainian State Research Institute of Oil Refining (MASMA)
Lviv, Ukraine

Biostimulation Procedures as the Approaches for Bioremediation of Long-term Contaminated Soil in Moldova
Angela Cincilei
State Center for Certification and Registration of Phyto-sanitary Means and Fertilizers, Ministry of Agriculture
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Inna Rastimesina, Svetlana Tolocichina, Nina Streapan, and Vera Mamaliga
Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Manganese Mining Influence on Water Quality in the Caucasus Mountains
Merab Mirtskhulava and Brian Caruso
National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Ministry of Labor and Health
Tbilisi, Georgia

Examination of Areas Contaminated with Arsenic in Racha and Lower-Svaneti Districts of Georgia and Health Risks Assessment
Archil Chirakadze and Zakaria Buachidze
St. Andrew First Called Georgian University
Tbilisi, Georgia
Vakhtang Gvakharia and Tariel Adamia
I. Chavchavadze State University, A. Janelidze Geological Institute
Tbilisi, Georgia
Neli Chakvetadze, Merab Mirtskhulava, and Maiko Chokheli
National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Ministry of Labor and Health
Tbilisi, Georgia

The 2011 Amendments to the Environmental Emergency Regulations: Review to the First Amendment
Kerry J. Ketcheson and Edward Dowdall
Environmental Emergencies Division, Environment Canada
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Updating the Science for the Environmental Emergency Regulations *
Kerry J. Ketcheson
Environment Canada, Environmental Emergencies Division
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
* with paper/avec article

Analysis of Glyphosphate and Aminomethylphosphonic Acid (AMPA) in Water Using Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Ken Li and Carl E. Brown
Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Applicability of Fluorescence Detection to Enhance In-situ Characterization and Assessment of Crude Oil Releases
David W. Sweeten
BP America, Inc.
Houston, Texas, USA
Ryan C. Langlois, Greg Hewitt, and John Haas
Applied Research Associates (ARA), Inc.
Randolph, Vermont, USA
Joel S. Hayworth
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, USA

Study of the Process of the Oil Degradation and Oil Products by Biological Preparations Depending on the Degree of Contamination, Type of Contamination, and the Soil Type in the Model Experiments
Balpanov Darkhan Serikovich
LCC Scientific and Analytical Center "Biomedpreparat"
Stepnogorsk, Kazakhstan

Search and Selection of New Strains of Microorganisms belonging to the Acidifying Bacteria those are suitable for Bacterial Leaching of Gold from Gold-bearing Sulfide Ore Samples or Existing Dumps and Tailings of Rocks Enrichment in the Territory of Akmola Region of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Balpanov Darkhan Serikovich
LCC Scientific and Analytical Center "Biomedpreparat"
Stepnogorsk, Kazakhstan


Posters - Wednesday, June 4

Emulsion Management... Additional Challenges for Skimming Operations: Experience from the Deepwater Horizon Response
David W. Sweeten and Paul F. Taylor
BP America, Inc.
Houston, Texas, USA

General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment (GNOME) Operational Online Data Server (GOODS)
Amy MacFadyen
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Response and Restoration
Seattle, Washington, USA

Marine Pollution Surveillance Program at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAAs) Satellite Analysis Branch
Jennifer Belge
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service's (NESDIS), Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB)
Camp Springs, Maryland, USA

Countermeasures against Discharged Oil from Sunken Wrecks
Shoichi Hara and Osamu Miyata
National Maritime Research Institute
Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyasu Kifune
Tokyo University of Science and Technology
Tokyo, Japan
Sukekazu Shimonishi
Nippon Salvage Co., Ltd
Tokyo, Japan

How to Measure Slick Thickness (or Not) *
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
* with paper/avec article

Buoys and Devices for Oil Spill Tracking
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Oil Pollution Response by Using Trawling Solutions: The NOTIL (Nymphea Oil Trawler Instant Launch)
Thierry Carlin, Magali Mouriès, M. Becker, and V. Ribouleau
Nymphea Environnement Co.
Cassis, Cedex, France

 

Posters - Thursday, June 5

Peculiarities in Distribution of Hydrocarbons in the South-eastern Part of the Baltic Sea (Region of the Kravtsovskoe Offshore Oilfield) *
Inna A. Nemirovskaya, Zulya Yu. Redzhepova, A.I. Travkina, and Z.I. Verhovskaya
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Moscow, Russia
Vadim V. Sivkov
Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Kaliningard, Russia
* with paper/avec article

Brine Contaminated Soil Remediation Field Tests Using a Novel New Product
Lyle D. Burns
Clean Tech Innovations, LLC
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Incorporating Green Alternatives into Emergency Response Waste Management Programs: Examples from the Deepwater Horizon Response *
David W. Sweeten and Kevin Heaton (retired)
BP America, Inc.
Houston, Texas, USA
* with paper/avec article

Cook Inlet Ice Forecasting Network
Steve (Vinnie) Catalano
Cook Inlet - Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Kenai, Alaska, USA

Potentially Polluting Wrecks in US Waters
Doug Helton
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Response and Restoration
Seattle, Washington, USA

New Deepwater Sampler for Hydrocarbon Plumes and Point Source Fluids: Design and Safety Features
Lisa Moore and Carl Haywood
Emergency Response Specialists, Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Review of Offshore Drilling in the Canadian Arctic
John Korec
National Energy Board
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Filing Requirements for Offshore Drilling in the Canadian Arctic
John Korec
National Energy Board
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Vegetable Oil Spills: Oil Properties and Behaviour *
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
* with paper/avec article

Introduction to Oil Chemistry and Properties *
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
* with paper/avec article

Oil Production and Evaporation
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Water-in-oil Emulsions: Formation and Prediction
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

See you next year!
We hope you will join us from June 2 to 4, 2015 in Vancouver British Columbia for the 38th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response.

 

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