A nowcast-forecast information system for PWS

Gary Thomas, Walter Cox

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Congress established the Prince William Sound (PWS) Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. OSRI is responsible for oil spill response and prevention R&D in the Arctic and subArctic but places emphasis on projects in the PWS since this region is the most heavily used coastal area for oil transportation. In 1988, OSRI initiated the development of a nowcast-forecast information system that transcends all three components of the program. The development of the nowcast-forecast information system started from the need to prioritize oil spill response technologies and the recognition that this could be an impossible task given the number of commercial products coming from the private sector. A discussion covers natural resources at risk; program objectives in developing nowcast-forecast techniques; and status of nowcast/forecast developments. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 23rd Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program, AMOP Technical Seminar (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 6/14-16/2000).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironment Canada Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program Technical Seminar (AMOP) Proceedings
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program, AMOP Technical Seminar - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jun 14 2000Jun 16 2000


Other23rd Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program, AMOP Technical Seminar
CityVancouver, BC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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