RPI publishes paper on in-situ burning in oiled marshes

RPI and USFWS, along with other industry scientists published an article in the journal Science of The Total Environment entitled “Vegetation recovery in an oil-impacted and burned Phragmites australis tidal freshwater marsh.” In-situ burning of oiled marshes is a cleanup method that can be more effective and less damaging than intrusive manual and mechanical methods. In-situ burning of oil [...]

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RPI staff publish article in the Environmental Science Journal for Teens

RPI staff members Scott Zengel, Jennifer Weaver, and Zach Nixon published an article on fiddler crabs and oil spills in the Environmental Science Journal for Teens (link below), one of the titles from the non-profit Science Journal for Kids. The article is an adaptation of a peer-reviewed paper from the journal Estuaries and Coasts, aimed at middle to [...]

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Lingering subsurface oil from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

RPI is pleased to announce the publication of a new paper by Zach Nixon and Jacqueline Michel entitled:  “A Review of distribution and quantity of lingering subsurface oil from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill” This paper is a new synthesis of the body of literature on the causal geomorphic and physical mechanisms for persistence of oil in the [...]

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RPI on Team Selected to Develop the Environmental Impact Statement for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Restoration Project in Coastal Louisiana

RPI has been selected as part of the Gulf Engineers & Consultants (GEC) team which will develop the third-party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion for Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The sediment diversion is a key project under Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, a [...]

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The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) features study conducted by RPI scientists

The GoMRI website has featured RPI’s article “Five-Year Study Finds Deepwater Horizon Negatively Affected Periwinkle Snails”. The study’s authors are Scott Zengel, Jennifer Weaver, Steven C. Pennings, Brian Silliman, Donald R. Deis, Clay L. Montague, Nicolle Rutherford, Zachary Nixon, and Andrew R. Zimmerman. see more:  http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/five-year-study-finds-de…/

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RPI publishes paper on “Oil Spill Response-Related Injuries on Sand Beaches: When Shoreline Treatment Extends the Impacts Beyond the Oil”

RPI and USFWS scientists published an article in the Theme Section for the journal Marine Environmental Progress Series (MEPS) entitled “Response of nearshore ecosystems to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” The Deepwater Horizon spill resulted in chronic, multi-year re-oiling and up to 4 yr of extensive and often intensive treatments. Of the 965 km of sand beaches that were oiled, shoreline [...]

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RPI publishes paper on the successful use of side scan sonar for detection and monitoring progress of recovery of sunken oil from the T/B 3508 spill in the Mississippi River

RPI and NOAA scientists published an article in the June 2016 issue of Sea Technology on the successful use of side scan sonar and multibeam echosounder to initially detect, then map in detail, and finally to monitor the progress of the recovery of the 120,540 gallons of clarified slurry oil spill from the T/B 3508 [...]

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RPI Selected for Three New Contracts with Florida Water Management Districts

RPI has recently been selected for three new contracts with Florida Water Management Districts. Two selections with the Northwest Florida Water Management District include: a prime contract for Ecological Assessments, which may include, among other tasks, continuing support in the development of Minimum Flows and Levels for rivers and springs in the District; and selection [...]

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RPI PUBLISHES NEW ESTIMATE OF DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL SHORELINE IMPACTS

RPI scientists Zachary Nixon, Scott Zengel, Jacqui Michel, and their co-authors just published a new study quantifying shoreline oiling exposure from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Their article, entitled “Shoreline oiling from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill”, has just been published in Marine Pollution Bulletin. The paper describes a comprehensive database of shoreline oiling from the Deepwater [...]

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Sunken Oil Detection and Recovery Reports are now available!

We are pleased to announce that two reports funded by the American Petroleum Institute are now available: Sunken Oil Detection and Recovery Technical Report and a companion Operational Guide. These two reports were prepared by Jacqueline Michel of RPI, Mark Ploen of QualiTech, Jim Elliott of T&T Marine Salvage, Inc., and Bill Key of William Key Technical Group [...]

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