On September 9 and 10, 2014, an International Forum on Group V Oils will be presented by the International Spill Control Organization to commemorate its 30th anniversary. The Forum will take place in Detroit, at the shore side facility of the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority, across the Detroit River from Windsor, Ontario. Dave Usher, President of ISCO, and Dr Merv Fingas of Spill Science in Edmonton, Alberta, will co-chair.
The Forum is being organized to discuss Group V oils and the tendency of bitumen, oil sands, lamp black, orimulsion, etc., to sink in water. What are their characteristics? What spill technologies are being used now, and what technical advances does the future hold? Both the United States Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have expressed interest in being involved. Continue to check the ISCO Newsletter in the coming weeks for additional information about the Forum, its program and speakers.