WEBINAR – ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Knowledge Transfer, “Accidental Spill Mitigation”, Webinar 19, 1st August 2023

ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Knowledge Transfer Webinar 19 EM OSR Knowledge Transfer Webinars will host an Oil in the Sea IV series through the months of June – December, 2023. A sixteen-member committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Oil in the Sea IV: Inputs, Fates, and Effects in September 2022. This report, the fourth in a series, documents the current state-of-knowledge on inputs, fates and effects of oil in the sea, reflecting almost 20 additional years of research, including long-term effects from spills such as the Exxon Valdez and a decade-long boom in oil spill science research following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The report identifies research gaps and provides specific recommendations aimed at preventing future accidental spills and ensuring oil spill responders are equipped with the best response tools and information to limit oil’s impact on the marine environment.

Guest speaker: Dr. Victoria Broje

Topic of Webinar 19 (August 1, 2023): “Accidental Spill Mitigation”

Victoria Broje is an internationally recognized specialist with 20 years of experience in environmental science, emergency planning and response. Her dissertation was focused on mechanical recovery of oil spills and resulted in a patented technology which later won the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X-Challenge. Since 2006 Dr. Broje has been supporting Shell businesses worldwide as a Subject Matter Expert for spill response technologies and environmental impacts assessments. She also leads an Environmental Unit Network providing oil spill response training to Shell staff. Dr. Broje represents Shell at API, IOGP, CAPP and IPIECA committees developing best practices in emergency response and environmental protection. She is a Chair of the Board of the Clean Caribbean and Americas, a non-profit organization dedicated to outreach on spill response and environmental protection topics. She also chairs the API Science and Technology Working Group for oil spill prevention and response. In 2013 Dr. Broje served on NASEM Committee which produced a Letter Report “A Review of Genwest’s Final Report on Effective Daily Recovery Capacity (EDRC)”. She received her Master’s degree in Offshore Engineering from the Saint-Petersburg State Technical University in Russia where she specialized in oil spill behavior under Arctic conditions. She received her Doctoral degree in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California Santa Barbara.


Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://exxonmobil.zoom.us/j/99134219043


The ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Knowledge Transfer Webinar series is a monthly webinar to allow highly experienced OSR experts to share their knowledge to attendees. The webinar series will provide a platform to communicate, transfer, and preserve OSR knowledge, and to share insights and perspectives from industry, academia, oil spill responders, and other oil spill response experts.


Please note that the webinar series are recorded, and the previous recordings are posted at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5-xnKVew34ZbOGOB_EC7JXSlscXEC7BV.


The webinar series started in August 2021 and continued every first Tuesday of the following months. We intend to continue the webinars indefinitely depending on response and our ability to schedule appropriate speakers. To receive the link and other joining info, please send an email to Lin Zhao at: [email protected]. Note that there is still room for more participants so feel free to forward this invite to others but ask that potential attendees RSVP Lin Zhao to get on the distribution list.

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