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Beaufort Sea Oil Spills

Mapping oil spills in the Beaufort Sea

By WWF (Canada)

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Organisation Twitter: @@WWFCanada

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Audiovisual
  • Data

In 2012, WWF commissioned RPS Applied Science Associates, Inc. (RPS ASA) to evaluate different types of oil spills most likely to occur in the Beaufort Sea. RPS ASA is a world leader in modelling the transport, fate, and biological effects of oil and chemical pollutants in marine environments. Using cutting-edge computer modelling software, RSP ASA estimated the trajectory future of possible oil spills associated with increased ship traffic and offshore petroleum exploration/development in the Beaufort Sea.

Visitors to the site can select from a range of different types of oil spills and see the impact of each one. 

Last updated: 13th of August, 2014

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