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Title: Shoreline Oiling Assessment of EVOS

Project Year and Number: 1993: 93038

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Jim Gibeaut, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

Assisting Personnel: Ernest Piper

Research Location: PWS/KEN

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: On June 13, 1992, the federal and state on scene coordinators declared the EVOS response complete. The final response survey and remediation program of 1992 documented the remaining known areas of persistent oiling. In 1993, the Exxon Valdez Trustee Council directed the Alaska Department of Environment Conservation to continue shoreline surveys of the affected area.

The 1993 survey is being conducted for the purposes of restoration, not for containment and cleanup. Survey teams will monitor shorelines to “ensure recovery is proceeding at an acceptable rate and that winter storms have not brought subsurface oil to the surface. Shorelines treated in 1992, and other potentially oiled sites, need to be evaluated to determine if shorelines responded to treatment, or if additional treatment is required to restore resources and service.”

The 1993 survey will provide information that will help trustee agencies design other restoration projects. The project team may also conduct limited remediation of shorelines.


Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Resource Management
Technological Methods Geographic information systems/Mapping

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1993

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1993

Annual Report: 1993: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available