Best Achievable Protection Conference May 20-21, 2015

Conference agenda and speaker abstracts

Conference agenda pamphlet

Conference agenda

Conference Presentations

Presentation Title Presentor(s)
Developments in interactive digital situation status and common operating picture display processes Fred LeJune, ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers
Crisis and incident management using today's technology Kenny Rhame, The Response Group
Good COP, bad COP - do you know ERMA? Ben Shorr, NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration
WRRLtrac - a common operational picture springboard Al Hielscher, Genwest Systems, Inc.
Washington Department of Ecology Spills Program data project Conor Keeney, Ecology
Determining seabird presence, abundance, and distribution in areas at risk for oil spills in the Salish Sea Jerry Joyce, Moon Joyce Resources
Mapping baseline oil pollution & tracking oil breakouts in sensitive bays and estuaries Jeff Wynn, U.S. Geological Survey
Development of the estimated recovery system potential ERSP Calculator Alan Allen & Dean Dale, Genwest Systems, Inc.
The tank barge DBL 152 response: lesson learned Jim Elliott, T&T Salvage
Case study NESA R3: ship sinking and bitumen spill - Port Sultan Qaboos Sultanate of Oman, June 2013 Vince Mitchell, Lamor Corporation
Diver safety and production when dealing with submerged oils David DeVilbiss, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
Incorporating manned submersibles into submerged oil spill responses: detection and recovery strategies Dave Usher & Bill Hazel, Marine Pollution Control
Subsurface Oil Detection on Shorelines, Shallow Water, and Inland Spills Ed Owens, Owens Coastal Consulting
Transport Canada surveillance capabilities Kim Pearce, Marine Aerial Reconnaissance Team, Environment Canada
King County Sheriff’s Office air support capabilities during an oil spill Hersh Hoaglan, King County Sheriff's Office, Air Support Unit
The future of remote sensing from a responders perspective Mark Ploen, QualiTech Environmental

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