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© 2019 ALLISON SUEYI CHUA

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    OHMSETT

    PURPOSE

    The main goal of this experiment was to gain some experience with taking underwater measurements in a controlled, yet realistic, marine environment. To do so, we used a (heavily modified) commercially-available ROV carrying three different fluorescence sensors specifically tuned to detect crude oil in seawater. We owe a huge thank-you to ExxonMobil for inviting us to the Ohmsett Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility in New Jersey, where we were able to run our ROV alongside their tests.

    PHOTO GALLERIES

    Please click on the galleries below to learn more.

    Many thanks to Tom Coolbaugh (ExxonMobil), who took these photos for us.

    surface slicks

    underwater plumes

    dispersed oil

    other

    VIDEOS

    Footage from both above and underwater!

    above water

    Exploring an oil containment boom

    Surfacing

    underwater

    Through a dispersed plume

    Under a dispersed plume

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    We owe a great many thanks to the following groups and individuals:

     

    EXXONMOBIL

    Tim Nedwed, Tom Coolbaugh, Doug Mitchell

    DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

    Aaron MacNeill, Mike Vining, Ian MacIntosh, Haibo Niu, Jim Eddington

     

    BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY (BIO)

    Brian Robinson

     

    US NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

    Lisa Dipinto

    US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

    Robyn Conmy

    OHMSETT

    everyone at Ohmsett, but especially:

    Mike Brennan, Alan Guarino, and Paul Panetta
     

    2019 ExxonMobil Ohmsett Dispersants Workshop

    Photo credit: T. Schmidt

    REFERENCES

    1. Ohmsett Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ohmsett.com/

    Last revised: October 23, 2019​