WEBINAR – ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Knowledge Transfer, “Round Table Discussion to Provide Summary and Recommendations” – Webinar 23, 5th December 2023

ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Knowledge Transfer Webinar 23 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.

The webinar 23 on December 5, 2023 will be a roundtable discussion to provide summary and recommendations. This will be moderated by Ed Levine. More details on the guests will follow.

Edwin (“Ed”) Levine is retired from serving as the Regional Operations Supervisor – East, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration’s Emergency Response Division, managing the Scientific Support Coordinators from Maine to Louisiana. Mr. Levine’s expertise is in oil spill response, environmental and ecological risk assessments. He has responded to several hundred incidents at the request of federal, state and international officials, including working in Louisiana on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and in Alaska on the Exxon Valdez oil spill. These hundreds of responses ranged from crude through refined oil, to chemicals, floatable debris, to potential radiological and biological threats, as well as to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Sandy. In 1981, Mr. Levine received his MS in Marine Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.

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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