December 5-7, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

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Track 6: Information/Response Technologies and Research

Wednesday, November 02

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 6B: Surveillance - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
Kent Harrington, remove - no longer w/company, O'Brien's Response Management
Co-Chair:
Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant, Phillips 66
Speakers: The Multiple Roles of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles During a Response
Abstract
David Palandro, ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Co-Author(s):
Tim Nedwed, Ph.D., STP-A, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Erik DeMicco, Ph.D., EP&R Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
  Improving Oil Spill Response by Equipping the National Strike Force with Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology
Abstract
Lt. Jesse Harms, NSF Program Manager, U. S. Coast Guard
Co-Author(s):
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator, Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA
Keith Donohue, Senior Consultant for the International Maritime Organization, RAC/REMPEITC Caribe, U. S. Coast Guard
Jeff Vajda, USCG Liaison, DHS Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer
  Updates to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Capabilities for Oil Spill Response
Abstract
Jeff Williams, Director - Operations, W6 Emergency Response Tech Services
Co-Author(s):
Matthew Ziska, CEO, Ziska Unmanned Machines Associates (ZUMA) Inc.

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 6C: Surveillance - Manned Airborne, Satellite, and Fixed Detection
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
David Palandro, Ph.D., ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Speakers: Optimized Operational Airborne Oil Spill Remote Sensing: a Quantitative Approach
Abstract
Alessandro Vagata, Director of Operations, Fototerra
Co-Author(s):
Guilherme Pinho, CEO, Fototerra
Theo Hengstermann, Business Development and Sales Director, Optimare GmbH
  Oil Spill Detection and Response Using Satellite Imagery
Abstract
Paul Whitaker, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, KSAT - Kongsberg Satellite Services
  Early Detection as a Tool to Cover the Gap between Prevention and Response for Oil Spills
Abstract
Antonio Perez-Lepe, Ph.D., Business Manager, Repsol
Co-Author(s):
Estrella Jara Galan, Business Manager, INDRA
Jose Vicente Solano, Account Manager, Repsol
  Infrared Polarimetric Sensing of Oil on Water
Abstract
David Chenault, President, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Justin Vaden, Senior Optical Engineer, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
Douglas Mitchell, PhD, Research Associate, ExxonMobil

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Session 6D: Emerging Response Technologies
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
Fred Sparks, Emergency Response Advisor, Chevron
Speakers: Nanotechnology Approach for Removing Hydrocarbons and Other Contaminants from Wastewater
Abstract
Salvatore Gaglio, CEO, Red Lion Chem Tech LLC
  Enymatic Bioremediation for Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Crude Oil Spills
Abstract
Paul W. Sammarco, Professor LUMCON, LUMCON/Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization (LAEO)
Co-Author(s):
Bill Adams, VP Technology - Independent Consultant, LAEO-STAC
Elizabeth Montgomery, Field Biologist, Research Conservation District, Santa Monica Mountains, LAEO-STC
  The Key to Future Response Efficiencies is in Everyone’s Pocket – An Aerial Surveillance App
Abstract
Siân Herrington, Ph.D., Consultant, SpillConsult Ltd
Co-Author(s):
Henk Renken, Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Technology Adviser, BP International
Stuart Gair, Director, SpillConsult Ltd
Richard Santner, Technical Authority - Oil Spill Response, BP International
  Mobile Data Collection Tools
Abstract
Kenny Rhame, CIO, The Response Group

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Thursday, November 03

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8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Session 6E: Response Research - General
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
Gary Petrae, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Speakers: A Common Language: Technology Readiness Levels for the Oil Spill Response Community
Abstract
Alex Ruttenberg, Research Specialist, Oil Spill Preparedness Division, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  Innovative Oil Spill Recovery Technology Developments
Abstract
Gregory W. Johnson, Ph.D., Sr. Program Manager, Alion Science & Technology
  Improved In-Situ Burning (ISB) for Offshore Use
Abstract
Karen Stone, Engineer - Research Program Manager, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Co-Author(s):
Kurt Hansen, PE, Project Manager, U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development
  Determining Discharge Rates from Submerged Oil Leak Jets using ROV Video
Abstract
Franklin Shaffer, Senior Research Engineer, US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory
Co-Author(s):
Ömer Savas, Professor, UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Eric Ibarra, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 6F: Response Research - Geospatial
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
Thomas Tregle, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Speakers: An Integrated Modeling Approach for Offshore Spill Prevention and Risk Assessment
Abstract
Kelly Rose, Geology-Geospatial Researcher, U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  Big Data Approach for Offshore Response and Recovery Efforts
Abstract
Jennifer Bauer, GIS/Geospatial Researcher, AECOM - Contractor to US DOE, NETL
  Geospatial Approaches and Tools Designed for Offshore Oil Spill Planning & Preparedness
Abstract
Lucy Romeo, Geospatial Researcher, AECOM - Contractor to US DOE, NETL
  Response Optimization for Enhanced Community Resilience
Abstract
Jake Nelson, research assistant, Arizona State University
Co-Author(s):
Tony Grubesic, Professor and Director, Arizona State University

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