Science Week i Washington 2010:
Research collaboration on oil spills
The Research Council’s Programme for Optimal Management of Petroleum Resources (PETROMAKS) headed a workshop on oil spills during Science Week 2010.
The purpose of the workshop was to establish contact with US authorities to assess the opportunities for research collaboration on oil spills. US interest in the workshop was high, and the participants were very active in the discussions.
The main conclusion from the workshop is that the USA is particularly interested in expanding cooperation with Norway on R&D, piloting, industrial collaboration and technology related to oil spills. Follow-up efforts should incorporate companies and researchers from both countries as well as relevant authorities. Focus must be on modelling and technology for minimising the damage from acute discharges.
Some of the presentations highlighted mitigation efforts relating to the Deepwater Horizon accident and examples included a number of issues related to this incident.
The following gave presentations at the oil spill workshop:
- Tore Aunaas, SINTEF (PDF-9 629.5 KB)
- Anne Hjelle, IRIS Presentation 1 (PDF-4 061.1 KB)
- Anne Hjelle, IRIS Presentation 2 (PDF-1 848.4 KB)
- Hilde Holdhus, Storm Geo (PDF-6 091.1 KB)
- Grethe Kjeilen-Eilertsen, IRIS (PDF-1 646.8 KB)
- Paul Whitaker, Akvaplan Niva (PDF-5 277.3 KB)
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