Detecting oil in ice

Dr. Pegau with the Oil Spill Recovery Institute recently was awarded funding from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers to coordinate a research effort for detecting oil on-in-and under ice as part of the Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology – Joint Industry Programme. Researchers from ten organizations will participate in a three month laboratory test of existing technologies and modeling efforts at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research Environmental Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire. The tests and modeling are for the purpose of determining the best means for finding oil in the ice environment using existing technologies.

Underwater sensors including cameras, sonar, and laser fluorescence are used to detect oil under ice at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

Underwater sensors including cameras, sonar, and laser
fluorescence are used to detect oil under ice at the Cold Regions Research
and Engineering Laboratory.