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

2016 Session Grid

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Track 6: Information/Response Technologies and Research


Session 6B: Surveillance - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Wednesday, November 02 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 25
Whether you call them drones or UAV’s, or unmanned aerial systems, the technology is here to stay. From SCAT surveillance to operational control to unplanned social media coverage, the understanding of technology, emerging applications, and governing regulations will be critical for all stakeholders.
Chair:
Kent Harrington, remove - no longer w/company,
Co-Chair:
Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant,
Speakers: The Multiple Roles of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles During a Response
Abstract
David Palandro, ER&S Advisor,
Co-Author(s):
Tim Nedwed, STP-A, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Erik DeMicco, 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,
Co-Author(s):
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator, Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA
Keith Donohue, Deputy Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound
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,
Co-Author(s):
Matthew Ziska, CEO, Ziska Unmanned Machines Associates (ZUMA) Inc.
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Session 6C: Surveillance - Manned Airborne, Satellite, and Fixed Detection

Wednesday, November 02 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 25
This session will focus on remote detection technologies and their application to operational response.
Chair:
David Palandro, Ph.D., ER&S Advisor,
Speakers: Optimized Operational Airborne Oil Spill Remote Sensing: a Quantitative Approach
Abstract
Alessandro Vagata, Director of Operations,
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,
  Early Detection as a Tool to Cover the Gap between Prevention and Response for Oil Spills
Abstract
Antonio Perez-Lepe, Ph.D., Business Manager,
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,
Co-Author(s):
Justin Vaden, Senior Optical Engineer, Polaris Sensors
Douglas Mitchell, Research Associate, ExxonMobil
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Session 6D: Emerging Response Technologies

Wednesday, November 02 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 25
This session will highlight and explore new and emerging uses of technology in oil spill response. The focus will be on understanding the benefits and challenges of incorporating new tools.
Chair:
Fred Sparks, Emergency Response Advisor,
Speakers: Nanotechnology Approach for Removing Hydrocarbons and Other Contaminants from Wastewater
Abstract
  Enymatic Bioremediation for Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Crude Oil Spills
Abstract
Paul W. Sammarco, Professor LUMCON,
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,
Co-Author(s):
Henk Renken, 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,
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Session 6E: Response Research - General

Thursday, November 03 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Room 25
This session will provide a brief summary of research and development projects funded by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Oil Spill Preparedness Division. BSEE has been funding oil spill response research since the 1970's as part of its mandate to ensure that industry is prepared to respond to an oil spill on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. Additionally three specific project results will be presented and discussed by the Principle Investigators.
Chair:
Gary Petrae, Senior Preparedness Analyst,
Speakers: A Common Language: Technology Readiness Levels for the Oil Spill Response Community
Abstract
Alex Ruttenberg, Research Specialist,
  Innovative Oil Spill Recovery Technology Developments
Abstract
Gregory W. Johnson, Ph.D., Sr Program Manager,
  Improved In-Situ Burning (ISB) for Offshore Use
Abstract
Karen Stone, Engineer - Research Program Manager,
Co-Author(s):
Kurt Hansen, 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,
Co-Author(s):
Ömer Savas, Professor, UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Eric Ibarra, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Dept.
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Session 6F: Response Research - Geospatial

Thursday, November 03 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 25
This session will provide a summary of research and development projects funded by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) for modeling and decision support tools to assess response and recovery preparedness for a range of contingency plans and response and recovery efforts.
Chair:
Thomas Tregle, Senior Preparedness Analyst,
Speakers: An Integrated Modeling Approach for Offshore Spill Prevention and Risk Assessment
Abstract
Kelly Rose, Geology-Geospatial Researcher,
  Big Data Approach for Offshore Response and Recovery Efforts
Abstract
Jennifer Bauer, GIS/Geospatial Researcher,
  Geospatial Approaches and Tools Designed for Offshore Oil Spill Planning & Preparedness
Abstract
Lucy Romeo, Geospatial Researcher,
  Response Optimization for Enhanced Community Resilience
Abstract
Jake Nelson, research assistant,
Co-Author(s):
Tony Grubesic, Professor and Director, Arizona State University
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* - This speaker has been invited to speak at CLEAN GULF 2016, but is not yet confirmed.